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Ferry captain & passenger charged after gun find

A Glock 27 (40 calibre) was recovered by Her Majesty’s Customs following a search of a vessel at the West End Ferry Terminal on Saturday November 5, 2016. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Members of Her Majesty’s Customs intercepted a firearm on Saturday November 5, 2016 at West End Ferry Terminal.

The motor vessel "Inter Island Ferry Service" that travels between the United States and [British] Virgin Islands was searched at the West End Ferry Terminal. 

A Glock 27 (40 calibre) was recovered. 

Captain of the vessel, Jarvis Bosede Hodge, a resident of Estate Bethany, St John, USVI, and one of his passengers Derrick Antonio Callwood of Hidden Valley, St Thomas, USVI were both arrested. 

The captain and his passenger, have since been formally charged for Untrue Declaration and remain in custody awaiting their appearance at the Magistrate’s Court, John’s Hole.

Commissioner Michael Matthews commends the Customs officer for a very good stop and the Commissioner of Customs for the joint work on this case. “A strong message must send to persons who think it is acceptable to enter the territory with a loaded firearm,” said Commissioner Matthews.

9 Responses to “Ferry captain & passenger charged after gun find”

  • qc (07/11/2016, 18:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    thanks VINO
  • Hmm (07/11/2016, 21:23) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is a personal matter between the passenger and commisioner Smith but time will tell.
    • wize up (07/11/2016, 23:35) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ Hmm: so what you saying(talk the ting)....are you hitting he forget to secure special clearance(looking the other way)
      • Born in the BVI (08/11/2016, 13:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        @wize up, you speaking on rumors man, who tell you he forget to secure special clearance? He declared the weapon to the captain while he was still in US waters, and by the way; he is licensed to carry a fire arm in the USVI. I understand though, you speaking on hear say and partial information. Don't assume for one minute that there aren't those who have more information than the news media. The news media deal with the public on a need to know basis. Think about it. People need to stop being so quick to jump to judgement. Everybody turn does come.
    • Born in the BVI (08/11/2016, 12:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Hmm, yessah! I post what actually happen on another site but I notice they ain post it. I guess I must have called too many names, or reveal more information than the news paper even had. Tortola is a small place and most people are related by blood or by marriage some way some how. Smith ain tell the police who he call first to tell them that he holding her cousin for spite. Yo never know who know who, but what goes on in the dark will certainly always at some point come to the light, and it is obvious that you know some of what I know. You are right in saying, time will tell. There is nothing worst than a woman scorned and the house that Smith built is about to come tumbling down.
  • this is good (08/11/2016, 08:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This need to be done on all ferries that travel throughout the region as this is the cause of the high level of crime in the islands. One has to be vigilant at this time of the year as many are sending and recieving Christmas packages and many are gonna use the opportunity to dwell into their evil schemes.There are too many deaths especially among our youths in this gun toting activities. Everyday or every week there is a gun death in one or more of our islands.Many after doing their dirty work may escape to another island only to reappear when they think things are under control or cool down or continue their works of gun shooting there. The security forces in all these islands need to work together and help in these instances. Let us be each other keeper and helper the life that is lost might just be yours.You might just be at the right place at the wrong time.
  • SMH (08/11/2016, 20:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the guy didn't have a license to carry the fire arm I would understand the need for an arrest but he has his license for it so why this need to go so far?? People make mistakes no harm was done let them go!!!! Make an example out of those who isn't issued to carry one not those who worked hard to obtaining one the legal and right way. Sometimes y'all blow things out or proportion. I'm sure this could've been handled differently and from what I'm hearing their story sounds like one that shouldn't lead to no court hearing or anything of that sort.
    • SMH TOO (08/11/2016, 21:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wasn't the guy a police officer in the USVI and isn't his family out of The Bay?
  • ausar (09/11/2016, 17:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Both persons have familial ties in the second district-North-North West

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