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RVIPF seeking ‘outside help’ to probe local police officers - CoP Matthews

-said UK & US law enforcement already engaged in $250M drug bust case
Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthew has revealed that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has engaged ‘outside help’ to probe the local police force, following serious allegations of police involvement in the historic US $250M cocaine bust. Photo: Facebook/File
According to to the Top CoP, 'For the vast majority of law enforcement here in the BVI, the mandate is clear. Those that participate in illegal activity will be brought to justice.' Photo: RVIPF/File
According to to the Top CoP, 'For the vast majority of law enforcement here in the BVI, the mandate is clear. Those that participate in illegal activity will be brought to justice.' Photo: RVIPF/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthew has revealed that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has engaged ‘outside help’ to probe the local police force, following serious allegations of police involvement in the historic US $250M cocaine bust.

The Commissioner was at the time speaking during a statement on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, in a joint press conference alongside Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert.

In the cocaine bust of some 2,353 kilos with a value of roughly US $250M, it was revealed that two brothers, Liston Davis and a Police officer Darren Davis were implicated and now, have faced charges related to the case.

According to Mr Matthews, “For the vast majority of law enforcement here in the BVI, the mandate is clear. Those that participate in illegal activity will be brought to justice.”

Thorough investigation to be conducted – ToP CoP

He said cases such as those involving serious allegations against officers of the Force may require outside help to conduct an independent and thorough investigation.  

“We are already in contact with both UK and US law enforcement in this regard but for operational reasons, I cannot comment any further on that aspect,” Mr Matthews said. 

Governor Jaspert in the same press conference said, "Anyone who holds information can go to the Police and any information will be treated with the highest levels of confidence." 

The Governor indicated that he is in touch with the UK Government to consider other forms of support that may be required to protect the VI and its institutions.

26 Responses to “RVIPF seeking ‘outside help’ to probe local police officers - CoP Matthews”

  • Windy (14/11/2020, 18:21) Like (13) Dislike (56) Reply
    Just another scam to bring in Uk officers this mad is not good like the governor he is bad bad bad news
  • Well (14/11/2020, 18:42) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    Mr commissioner u wait until it's to late d horse already gone through the geat but let's skip d police officers for a while we know how thay are let's force on coustom and boarder control now this is a serious issue
  • 911 (14/11/2020, 19:27) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    You see they up to no good
  • stop (14/11/2020, 19:27) Like (4) Dislike (21) Reply
    This man needs to stop it. We donot want no UK police here. He trying his utmost best to get them here to sit back and take the sun and a bigger salary than we local officers. Time for them two to go back UK. Premier please let this go about his business FAST
  • Not to late (14/11/2020, 19:29) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    3 OPTIONS, UK POLICE, US POLICE OR A STRICK EX MILITARY COMMANDER FROM OVERSEAS. ONE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED CAN HANDLE THE JOB.
  • Mrs mathew (14/11/2020, 19:30) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
    You allow the police force to reach were it is today just to wash your mouth out for the reason ur buddy the governor wanted of his intentions to this credit we the people elected members of there capability of running the country we hired them to do ...
  • This is serious (14/11/2020, 20:18) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    The commissioner leaving no stone unturned,,,,,, This thing stretch far and wide,,,, He is determined to bring All the fishes in,,,. I understand they have fishes as far as NYPD,,,, And high up in high society,,,,, Hmmm,, it's going soon get crazy,,
  • what (14/11/2020, 20:38) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    You are skiing us to go to the police to rat out the police? Really?
  • SMH (14/11/2020, 21:39) Like (3) Dislike (45) Reply

    start with yourself and how about leaving when the rac** governor exit my beautiful bvi,how about leaving the house at lambert the government is paying for ******.....the UK just had a big drug bust why y'all don't talk about that since only the virgin islands have drugs....the bvi doesn't belongs to the governor or commissioner the remarks y'all make are very racist....anyways is the white race who loves to snort the white horse....bring loud and gas and the v.i will be great....

  • wise up (15/11/2020, 06:39) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    An $$$$$ award should be offered for information leading to all these unsolved crimes in the BVI sure people will give info .
    • @wise up (15/11/2020, 08:53) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      So you have information but want paid , you really are a snake in the grass
      • wise up (15/11/2020, 12:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        U and others there are so small minded,it actually helps to solve crimes that the force have difficulty with around the world.
        For your information there are always someone who know what happens and $$$$$ always make them talk.
  • hm (15/11/2020, 07:15) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good..Time to bring all corruption to light.. Police are suppose to protect.. not get you killed or better yet kill you themselves.
  • shark (15/11/2020, 08:10) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    In analogy with the Penose in the Netherlands and the Milieu in France, organised crime in the United Kingdom has traditionally been governed by homegrown organised criminal groups involved in a multitude of illegitimate businesses.[1] The UK being a multi-ethnic society, criminal enterprises come from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds finding their origin in the UK, the most dominant of them still being the White British groups.[2]

    The whole of the UK is said to host some 7,500 different organised criminal groups that cost the country £100 million a day in crime and lost revenues.[3]
  • thing (15/11/2020, 08:21) Like (37) Dislike (1) Reply
    At least the police have the balls to arrest their owns but how many times you hear customs or immigration arrest their own? Is it because they are not corrupt or they cover it up? They need to check the customs k9 vehicles them and swab them for trace of white powder. And believe me you will be surprised. Police need to start stopping these jeeps and check them.
  • Due Diligence (15/11/2020, 08:33) Like (1) Dislike (18) Reply
    The UK must immediately remove this commissioner and send in someone else to supervise the case.
  • Corruption (15/11/2020, 09:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is none so blind as he who cannot see.
  • Fyahman (15/11/2020, 10:14) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    The whole police force corrupt! There's officers the has long retired that are crooks and nuff of them in there still crooks. You can't put rat to watch cheese! Now them bringing in bigger crooks UK and US. As I see it legalized the Ganja and help bring more money to our shores cocaine played out! Pluse that same cocaine is gonna end back on the streets and cops will just get a slap on the hand saying don't do that again. Them watch the Rastaman who always farming and trying to feed the people and harass them everything when is them dirty Babylon braking the law. Jah has his was of reviling to them who have eyes to see and ears to hear. This is just the beginning. Babylon you falling down and we don't need this in the VI. Free up the herbs!!
  • ? (15/11/2020, 15:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i hope when his purchase of that property in the eastern end of tortola is invested the facts will show it is a legit transaction because only local in this place conduct unlawful transactions
  • Just a show (15/11/2020, 18:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    drug smuggling is a serious crime YES. but for the last ten years so many unsolved murders and THE TOP COP always talk about bringing people in from the UK to help. So many you brought in already, are they not versatile to look into drug problems also? Nothing is being solved all you see them doing is going to the beach in gov, vehicle. and Mr. top cop why did they bring u in?
  • i mean.... (15/11/2020, 18:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    2400 kilos, I’m sure EVERYONE wants to know where it was going and where it came from. They know there has to be more somewhere as well. And what US officers? The FBI? They are the only ones I can see with an interest. Whatever the case it doesn’t sound good at all and if they are smart they’ll just hold it down for a minute.


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