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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 23rd, 2016
Residents ‘tipping off’ suspected violators on VI waters- HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While Her Majesty’s Customs and other border protection agencies in the Virgin Islands are upping their efforts to crack down on illegal activities here, a number of residents, including locals, are believed to be bent on encouraging the opposite.

May 20th, 2015
UPDATE: 16 bales of cocaine seized in recent drug bust- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting that some 16 bales of cocaine were recovered during the drug bust in Virgin Islands waters where one suspect was killed and two arrested on May 18, 2015, a story that was broken by Virgin Islands News Online.

April 14th, 2015
RVIPF issues 65 tickets in EE on Friday April 10, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Over 115 vehicles were stopped last Friday in an operation in the East End area led by the Road Policing Unit (formerly Traffic Unit) and assisted by Task Force, Beat and Patrol and both East End and West End Police Officers.

March 26th, 2015
2 charged, 2 arrested following search warrants

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a joint operation by officers of the Special Investigations Team and the Intelligence Department, search warrants were carried on two premises in Nottingham Estate which resulted in two persons being charged and another two arrested.

March 26th, 2013
UPDATE: All 27 illegal immigrants caught on Peter Island repatriated

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The illegal immigrants caught on Peter Island over a week ago have all been repatriated, with the two Cubans taken back to their country on Friday March 22, according to Chief Immigration Officer, Mr Dennis Jennings.

March 19th, 2013
UPDATE: More suspected illegal immigrants detained

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The total number of suspected illegal immigrants now detained at Peter Island is now 27 following the arrest of four others on Monday, March 18, 2013.

November 29th, 2012
UPDATE: Police arrest four in immigration operation; three released

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Additional information has been received by this news site from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) which now confirms that a total of four persons had been arrested in an operation carried out by local officers.



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