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September 4th, 2016
More than 10 Puerto Ricans nabbed for alleged illegal entry

NORMAN ISLAND, VI – A joint operation between Her Majesty’s Customs and marine officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) resulted in some 10 persons held for allegedly entering the territory illegally last night, September 3, 2016.

August 10th, 2016
‘Corrupt police stole my money’- DR woman alleges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A woman from the Dominican Republic who served time at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut between July 2010 and March 2011 for entering the territory illegally and failing to declare money, has accused the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) of stealing monies from her.

June 16th, 2014
‎Several Haitian families held in VG for illegal entry

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - During the course of last week Police and Immigration Officers in the line of duty on Virgin Gorda stumbled upon over 25 Haitian nationals who were suspected to have entered the Territory illegally.

April 16th, 2014
Pierre gets 7 years for Anegada drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vincentian Glenroy Pierre, 34, was handed a total of seven years' imprisonment on drug related charges when he appeared before the Magistrate's Court at John's Hole today, April 16, 2014.

February 19th, 2014
Crown winds up case against drug accused Vincentian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown’s case against Glenroy Pierre of St Vincent continued today, February 19, 2014 with testimony from two Police officers.

January 10th, 2014
Magistrate knocks prosecution in drug trial delay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The freedom of any one person is considered sacrosanct, according to Magistrate Dr. Velon John, hence the reason bail has become a right before the courts.

July 25th, 2013
UPDATE: Freeman's court matter heading for record as oldest!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Although finally accompanied by his attorney, Gerry Freeman, 48, was still unsuccessful in having his case proceed before the Magistrate’s Court at John's Hole yesterday, July 24, 2013.

June 24th, 2013
Police charge three for failing to declare, illegal entry

ROAD TOWN, Torotola, VI - Officers of RVIPF Special Investigations Unit (SIU) charged three persons for illegal entry and failing to declare after they were found in the Fish Bay area after off-loading boat at a non-designated entry port in Saturday afternoon.

April 27th, 2013
UPDATE: Trial finally set for four in drug & gun matter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The trial is expected to finally begin after more than a year for the four men accused of being in possession of drugs and guns in April 2012.

February 4th, 2013
UPDATE: Puerto Ricans get 6 months for illegal entry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A construction worker, a fisherman and a waiter, will now be spending the next few months behind bars after being sentenced today February 4, 2013 for the crime of entering the Territory without being granted leave from an Immigration Officer (illegal entry).



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