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Fact or fiction? Boat headed to DR with large amount of $$ allegedly intercepted

- Numerous reports made but RVIPF says it has no knowledge
June 12th, 2019 | Tags: seizure cash Vessel Dominican Republic RVIPF
Photo not of cash allegedly found on boat on May 28, 2019. Virgin Islands News Online has been unable to ascertain whether the bust actually took place. Photo: Internet Source
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) also said it had no knowledge of the alleged seizure of $1.3M on a boat destined for Dominican Republic in May 2019. Photo: VINO/File
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) also said it had no knowledge of the alleged seizure of $1.3M on a boat destined for Dominican Republic in May 2019. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on May 28, 2019 that our newsroom received several calls from persons wanting to know why we didn’t publish a story about a small boat containing large amount of cash being intercepted while on its way to the Dominican Republic from Tortola, Virgin Islands.

Persons even furnished our newsroom with photos of the alleged bales of cash seized and identification cards and passports of the persons allegedly found on the vessel.

"They found $1.3M on the boat," one person told our newsroom.

There were conflicting reports; however, as to where the boat was allegedly headed, with some persons claiming it was on its way to Sint Maarten.

Our newsroom had received reports of the alleged incident but could not get any confirmation from the authorities.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it had no knowledge of the alleged incident.

“I cannot confirm there was an alleged seizure,” Police Press Officer Akia L. Thomas told our newsroom on May 28, 2019.

Meanwhile, persons continue to enquire about the alleged bust. Fact or fiction?

7 Responses to “Fact or fiction? Boat headed to DR with large amount of $$ allegedly intercepted”

  • Interesting (12/06/2019, 17:07) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmmmm. Wow. That's a lot of cash. No arrest. No knowledge by the police. Sounds like fake news. If its a fact someone will soon come forward.. Or people will soon start disappearing...
  • fact (12/06/2019, 17:36) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    Once it’s not on vino then it’s fake news
  • Hmmm (12/06/2019, 17:49) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Someone didn’t get out any of the cut! So they rat!!!
  • asking for a friend (13/06/2019, 00:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where was it reported?
  • Hmmmm (13/06/2019, 10:48) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    any cops driving a new car or boat?...LOL
  • Ugh (13/06/2019, 12:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice "reporting" as usual, VINO.


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