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UPDATE: Venezuelans were found with loaded firearm & $$- Police

A loaded firearm and a large quantity of cash were uncovered in the search at Cox Heath where three Venezuelans were arrested on Monday August 28, 2017. Photo is not of actual cash and weapon found. Photo: Premier Arms
The building that houses the Department of Immigration: The raid was conducted on the Cox Heath home on August 28, 2017 after Immigration authorities reportedly received a tip-off. Photo: VINO/File
The building that houses the Department of Immigration: The raid was conducted on the Cox Heath home on August 28, 2017 after Immigration authorities reportedly received a tip-off. Photo: VINO/File
COX HEATH, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today, August 31, 2017 confirmed our newsroom’s first and accurate story of August 29, 2017 which had stated that three Venezuelans were arrested in Cox Heath, on the western end of Tortola.

According to a police press release, the Immigration Department led the search of an apartment in Cox Heath area on Monday afternoon, August 28, 2017 where three Venezuelan nationals were taken into custody.

“A loaded firearm and large quantity of cash were uncovered in that search. Customs officers were also a part of that operation,” the press release stated.

Jose Rosquel, 37, Jan Arolde Marin, 38, and Andri Lopez Zacarias, 38, were charged with keeping an unlicenced firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and several immigration offences, police stated.

Loaded firearm, cocaine, 2 arrested in separate search

The RVIPF also stated that in a second search on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Police questioned the occupants of a dinghy docked in Little Harbour, Jost van Dyke.

A subsequent search in the immediate area uncovered a loaded firearm and a kilo of cocaine. As a result, two persons, Chris Creque, 24, and Edgar Carrasco, 34, were charged with keeping an unlicenced firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a control drug with intent to supply.

A third person was arrested in this matter but was later discharged.

Inquiries are continuing into both matters.

See previous article published August 29, 2017

3 Venezuelans found with guns & cash @ Cox Heath

It was around 4:30 P.M. yesterday August 28, 2017, reportedly acting on a tip-off received by the Immigration Surveillance Unit, that a raid was conducted on a home in Cox Heath, on the western end of Tortola.

The Immigration Department and Her Majesty's Customs (HMC), with backup from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), discovered some three male Venezuelans with cash and guns in the home.

The three men were taken into police custody and it is unclear when they will appear in court and what charges will be laid.

It is also unknown if the men were overstaying in the Territory.

Our newsroom will bring more information on this once it becomes available.

23 Responses to “UPDATE: Venezuelans were found with loaded firearm & $$- Police ”

  • Just saying (29/08/2017, 11:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The streets filled with guns
  • cleared customs? (29/08/2017, 11:33) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    How did they get in here with those guns and all that cash?
  • we small (29/08/2017, 11:34) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    but we bust them all
  • Observer (29/08/2017, 12:06) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    No white .
  • Shotta (29/08/2017, 14:01) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hit men on a job?
    • Phantom (31/08/2017, 19:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Shotta, the Phantom heard that those dudes was here to do a contrat. So right now, if people out here is hot, they need to go ghost/lay low.
  • Street reporter (29/08/2017, 15:02) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    These Venezuelans coming here hussling. Claiming they on contract with this company and that company.. They into all kind if dad things..They have all kind of sad believable stories..stories....Police need to make them talk by their mouth or by their balls...
  • Easy (29/08/2017, 16:02) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Find who the house for who rent could barely find room to rent and they just come n planning a movie sence
  • Skinningteeth (29/08/2017, 17:08) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ven-a-zwal-ians reaching BVI? They left Maduro's streets of confusion and found themselves in the BVI. Well, meh boi. Our immigration and labour laws getting to relaxed. It is going to be to the detriment of our nature's little secrets. Like the BVI is the Red Cross and Salvation Army for all and sundry now. Leadership, what are you doing? Not every skin teeth is a good skin teeth.
  • home (29/08/2017, 17:45) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Check with the Spanish them that lives in that area. A lot of them is involve in this money, drugs and gun business.
  • ..... (29/08/2017, 17:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    More in the mota
  • Glad (29/08/2017, 18:02) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad they are off the streets. Something was up for sure with those men.
  • whose house (29/08/2017, 21:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    this was a grandstanding move, not an attack,
  • 47 (30/08/2017, 08:50) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    looks like another wet work has been avoided for now
  • Honesty (30/08/2017, 15:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its true the spanish have alot to do with them being here we need ti squeeze info out of them protect ir country
  • VG (31/08/2017, 15:37) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    So why no one saying who the house belong to in cox health?
  • wow (31/08/2017, 16:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    More money to go missing
  • bad boy (31/08/2017, 21:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    we need to know the amount of cash not a large amount . the police always saying bag full and large amount they stealing the money . that why a lot of police men have apartments to rent what a shame
  • mucho (01/09/2017, 08:07) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    They are a lot of dirty cops around here!!! expose them a**
  • wize up (02/09/2017, 14:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Been going on for years in this place: the movement of dope; currency; people and documents.......
  • 2nd time (02/09/2017, 20:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    News isn't picking up this is Edgar Carrasco second time in a year with coke and gun and money prison.!!! For he ms

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