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April 24th, 2017
Illegal immigrants repatriated last week; mostly Haitians

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was around April 10, 2017 that a number of illegal immigrants were found and detained in the area of Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

March 16th, 2017
One detained as a result of drug seizure

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A male was arrested after a search of his vehicle in Baugher’s Bay this morning, March 16, 2017 uncovered a quantity of cocaine.

September 14th, 2016
Immigration mum on status of illegal migrants detained

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The status of the 20 illegal immigrants detained near Virgin Gorda on September 8, 2016 is unknown and Immigration Department is tight-lipped.

August 25th, 2016
11 boats detained by Her Majesty's Customs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Her Majesty’s Customs (HMC) continues to clamp down on boaters violating the territory’s laws, including the Commercial Recreational Vessels Licensing Act and Cruising Permit Act.

May 26th, 2016
Power boat detained @ Police Marine Base

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A power boat has been detained by law enforcement authorities, according to sources reaching Virgin Islands News Online.

May 26th, 2016
UPDATE: 5 illegal immigrants repatriated - Ian B. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Acting Chief Immigration Officer Ian B. Penn has confirmed that the five persons who landed on Peter Island illegally on Monday May 23, 2016 were repatriated from the territory back to their homeland on Tuesday May 24, 2016.

April 29th, 2016
UPDATE: 18 illegal immigrants detained

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Police are now assisting immigration with the detention of some 18 illegal immigrants after Police apprehended them on Marina Cay, just northeast of Tortola, said a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force this afternoon April 29, 2016.

July 1st, 2014
French ex-President Sarkozy held over influence claims


French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling.

November 4th, 2011
UPDATE - Don’t mind the noise, Devon Osborne tells supporters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Devon Osborne, an Independent candidate for the 9th district in the upcoming general election, is advising his supporters not to mind the noise and hullabaloo of his “temporary detention” in Puerto Rico yesterday Thursday November 3, 2011.


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