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1 local, 2 DR men arrested for alleged Illegal Entry, Firearm & Drug Possession

Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) from sources close to the situation are that three persons, including a local man, have been arrested for alleged Illegal Entry, Smuggling, Possession of Firearms and Possession of a Controlled Drug. Photo: VINO/File
It was only on May 22, 2020 that 34-year-old Tambu Frett of Little Dix Hill, Tortola, was sentenced to 2 years at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut and fined on the charges of Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew. Photo: VINO/File
It was only on May 22, 2020 that 34-year-old Tambu Frett of Little Dix Hill, Tortola, was sentenced to 2 years at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut and fined on the charges of Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) from sources close to the situation are that three persons have been arrested for alleged Illegal Entry, Possession of Firearms and Possession of a Controlled Drug.

The men arrested reportedly on May 23, 2020, include a Virgin Islander and two nationals of the Dominican Republic.

More details to follow.

It was only on May 22, 2020, that 34-year-old Tambu Frett of Little Dix Hill, Tortola, was sentenced to 2 years in prison and fined on the charges of Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew.

Mr Frett, along with an already sentenced and imprisoned Bryan D. Bolan, was found entering the Virgin Islands while the borders were closed and a curfew in place on Friday, April 3, 2020.

42 Responses to “1 local, 2 DR men arrested for alleged Illegal Entry, Firearm & Drug Possession”

  • Big Slick Willie (24/05/2020, 12:20) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dumb a$$e$.
  • Slap on the wrist (24/05/2020, 12:22) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    Oh well, with the light sentence that is handed down in court, he will be just fine. You gotta love the justice system SMH
    • @ slap on the wrist (24/05/2020, 14:16) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      the justice system where you get more jail time for unlawful entry than time in prison for killing another human being:U need to talk that
  • OMG (24/05/2020, 12:25) Like (6) Dislike (85) Reply
    The one local need go free them other island people lock them up
  • True (24/05/2020, 12:30) Like (26) Dislike (11) Reply
    DR is rife with COVID-19 they need to be under quarantine and then put in jail for a very long time
    • anegada (25/05/2020, 10:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who knows if they get the virus.. this is foolish and dangerous. Government trying to keep the virus under control. And they fools could spread it..
  • Funny (24/05/2020, 12:33) Like (26) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is why we do need help from the UK to protect our borders as this is the BVI's weakness. Lets use them to patorl our borders, there is no reason for them to come ashore.

    The after we get out of this spend money on border patrol boats to secure the BVI and will not need that help again. We have to learn to stand alone, but we are not there yet.
  • work (24/05/2020, 12:51) Like (3) Dislike (15) Reply
    the work must go on; every mouth must be fed and don't do the crime if you cant do the time
  • oh (24/05/2020, 12:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Again
  • ReX FeRal (24/05/2020, 13:27) Like (18) Dislike (9) Reply
    Andrew Fahie. You need an Immigration Surveillance and Investigations Unit. What are you and Mr. Wheatley doing about this?
    • Hmm (24/05/2020, 21:01) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't you see people getting caught? What more you want?
    • The watchman (25/05/2020, 07:28) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Immigration Surveillance and Investigations Unit again? I guess they got caught by Santa Claus. SMH.
  • priest (24/05/2020, 13:30) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Apart from the stated allegations, the illegal entry of the men, if they were traveling from the Dominican Republic (based on the number of COVID 19 infections) is certainly one that could impact the well being of all in the Territory and should be treated as such I hope the necessary steps were taken to protect the general public.
  • Well (24/05/2020, 13:34) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    I tip my hat to police officer u all working keep it don't drop d slack promotion time is coming
  • y (24/05/2020, 13:57) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    @@ OMG u have it all wrong it should of been d other way around because he found here he should have known better he is porfect remember
  • Sad (24/05/2020, 14:33) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    That is IBH, no laws for them, how many them entered territory secretly don’t know, COVID entered BVI illegally already, no concerns for their own people, just money, really sad
  • RIP Stouty (24/05/2020, 15:13) Like (9) Dislike (24) Reply
    All these folks commenting on here ain't in your situation if there love one had pass and was lock out from there home. Desperate situations to get home to bury your love one, Now l am not condemning the alleged illegal entry and fire arm and drug possession. Stay strong fam, l know you and pops was tight and you only trying get back home to pay your respect to the old man. I would have done the same dawg. RIP Stouty.
  • @Funny (24/05/2020, 15:23) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    You said we need help? They were caught. So, why do we need help when the perps are been caught? Maybe I am missing something....
  • Tongue Fu (24/05/2020, 16:29) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    DR Population is 10.63 Million. As of today they have 14,801 confirmed cases, 8133 recovered with unfortunately 458 deaths. To say that Corona is prevalent or out of control there is a baseless assertion. 0.148 of the population has contracted the virus.Their mortality rate is 3.09 way below the Global mortality rate of 6.48. Let us quit with the misinformation.

    Good job by the Police in arresting the alleged perpetrators.

    • voter (25/05/2020, 09:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      In my humble opinion, the key number will be the total number of test per 100000 not the number of confirmed cases. There could be lots of positive persons not tested. That is probably the highest in the Caribbean so I agree with the Priest!!
    • note (25/05/2020, 15:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The DR also has the highest HIV/AIDS and various STD in the Western Hemisphere in addition to the rampant COVID infection.
      Borders should be and should have been closed a long time ago. Toxic beyond measure.
  • We in trouble (24/05/2020, 17:58) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    This is a risk they willing to take.. They pay the price....There is another Crime that no one cares about...We have these white managers on permit..Sending home and harrassing locals and belongers workers including managers....The People at PsrMyts or hurting screaming for help....So..So Sad...How could a person on permit get this much powed not like they been here for long.. The bad thing is that the local and belonger manager he sent home can do his job....Why?
    • See (24/05/2020, 20:24) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply

      Shut your dumb @#%

    • @ We in Trouble... Hmmm (25/05/2020, 07:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

      I can tell you... That is so True... Them people stick together.. the former owner gave it up becsuse they couldnt manage but its like they want to be still running things... Them dont deal with people nice..

  • @therealdonald (24/05/2020, 18:46) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lock em up and throw away the key.
  • Need Helicopter (24/05/2020, 23:20) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    We need at least two helicopters and then we can cut down on less effective efforts. These helicopters can also be used for medical emergencies.
  • John (24/05/2020, 23:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    There r plenty local here that came up true the shoot
  • intel (25/05/2020, 07:31) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    What the BVI needs is a patrol helicopter with night vision equipment to patrol the Border and the waters of the BVI from air. That is how a lot of places catches the smugglers. The patrol helicopters can see more from above and is much faster than the patrol boats.
    • Outsider (25/05/2020, 09:46) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Agreed, that is the only way the Boarder will be protected fully. The BVI should seriously consider making this move. If not, the smuggling will only get worse. From a patrol helicopter in the air, they can see every little inlet and coves that a patrol boat may miss day and night.
    • Johnnie (25/05/2020, 11:31) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      In your dreams. momo!
      • @ Jhonnie (25/05/2020, 16:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        You are part of the criminal organization. Please bend over backwards and service yourself Momo!!!!!
  • wondering (25/05/2020, 08:04) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    These criminals were caught, how many illegals are getting in from the DR or other islands? What if they bring COVID19 with them?
  • YES SIR (25/05/2020, 15:47) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mr f**"*t may be taking a laugh saying not me ah lone sir
  • Hmmmm (25/05/2020, 20:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I don’t understand why is it when someone has everything they still putting them self out there to get caught up like this you just lost ur dad and now u getting caught doing this crap so shame of you
  • Hmm (26/05/2020, 06:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A lot of drug running does be going on in the baugher’s Bay Area, especially out on that dock an in by the mango tree by speed clean area...
  • will (26/05/2020, 06:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will call next time I see anything you’ll officers just need to come as fast


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