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UPDATE: VG drug bust a joint effort between VI & USVI authorities- RVIPF

- Large quantity of cocaine seized; 4 arrested
October 29th, 2019 | Tags: drug bust arrests RVIPF Michael B. Matthews Vessel
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, seized large amounts of cocaine on the ‘KRAUTSAND’ Vessel at Port Purcell, in the Virgin Islands (VI). No one was arrested. Photo: RVIPF
The vessel the men caught with drugs were reportedly on when they were busted by law enforcement authorities on Virgin Gorda last night, October 27, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vessel the men caught with drugs were reportedly on when they were busted by law enforcement authorities on Virgin Gorda last night, October 27, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews confirmed the reports of the drug bust and arrests but declined to give further information. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews confirmed the reports of the drug bust and arrests but declined to give further information. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – The major drug bust on Virgin Gorda on Sunday, October 27, 2019 was a joint operation between the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) authorities.

This was revealed by the RVIPF in a press release on October 28, 2019.

Virgin Islands News Online had first and accurately broke the story of the drug bust on October 28, 2019 and the arrest of four males.

And, according to police, a large quantity of cocaine was seized by the RVIPF.

It said inquiries are ongoing in this matter.

“Persons with information relating to this or any other crime are asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department through the access number 311. Persons can also call the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339. All information will be treated with discretion and confidentiality will be assured,” the RVIPF stated.

See previous article published October 28, 2019

4 arrested in major drug bust @ VG

Sometime last night, October 27, 2019, law enforcement authorities carried out a drug bust on a vessel at Virgin Gorda, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

A significant amount of drugs was seized and four persons were taken into custody.

It is unclear whether the drugs were cocaine or marijuana.

Unconfirmed reports are that the men arrested are 2 locals and 2 Venezuelans.

Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews confirmed the reports of the drug bust and the number of arrests to our newsroom but declined to give further information.

Virgin Islands News Online is working on more details to this story and will provide an update when received.

It was only on October 17, 2019 that a joint operation between The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Her Majesty’s Customs resulted in the seizure of a significant amount of cocaine on a vessel at Virgin Gorda.

No arrests were made at the time of the bust.

27 Responses to “UPDATE: VG drug bust a joint effort between VI & USVI authorities- RVIPF”

  • Peaches (28/10/2019, 11:09) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
    hmmmm
    • Peaches (29/10/2019, 14:39) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      All I say is, hmmm. I don't understand why you two (2) disliking.
  • Not2Sure (28/10/2019, 12:15) Like (4) Dislike (17) Reply
    Free the weed legalize
  • watcher (28/10/2019, 13:13) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    some body going be brokes
  • Aye (28/10/2019, 14:20) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    freee the Third Pillar up.....Dope don't stay in the BVI the money does...the black man version of a Trust Company
    • yard fowl (28/10/2019, 16:03) Like (27) Dislike (7) Reply
      Boss speak for yourself iam a proud black carribean man and I work hard for my money you idiot get rich fast or die trying.
      • HEH (28/10/2019, 18:50) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
        The third pillar is agriculture. While you working hard others in AC offices working smart and making more $$$.

        Mental slavery.
        • Banana pancakes (30/10/2019, 07:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          What crops do we export? Where is the farm and the packing station? 3rd pillar??hmm
    • @Aye (29/10/2019, 16:11) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Tell that to the families of the addicts in our community!
  • V G GUY (28/10/2019, 14:46) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    ITS NORTH SOUND VIRGIN GORDA NOT THE VALLEY GET YOUR FACTS STRIGHT
  • Fran (28/10/2019, 14:57) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    Good job catching them. We have to keep an eye out for more to come. Too much crime and shootings over drugs here. Keep your eyes on the prize RVIPF.
  • ting to talk (28/10/2019, 17:36) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    It seems that VG is the port of disembarkation for this activity. The second for this month.
  • Just saying... (28/10/2019, 17:59) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    that's why so much money on the streets in VG..they really need that bank
  • Outsider (28/10/2019, 19:20) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Happy for the police to chase down a drug boat with that tinnen boat chaser they have. Dem need a much faster boat for them 555 cigarettes I see them trying to catch by the bluff last week
  • hmmmm1 (29/10/2019, 10:57) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Tell me how come it was a big drug bust and yall come here posting drugs from since July come that makes no type of sense and how come you made arrest and no names strupes
  • @ HEH (29/10/2019, 11:58) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Are they the same ones that end up with cancer diabetes and all sorts of ailments. You need to think before you talk birdbrain. There are other angles we won't go into cause you clearly are clueless. Poor idiot.
  • Officer Fraser (29/10/2019, 15:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice for da pocket $$
  • No Arrest? (30/10/2019, 12:44) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is as weird as it can get. A vessel dock up loaded with drugs and no arrest.
    It would be interested to hear an explanation.

    Boat didn't had a crew
    Boat travel on remote
    Boat don't own by no one
    The boat crew was all jumbies

    Ports, Customs, Immigration, Ports Security all out to lunch down the raod same time.
    lord send help to this lil place.


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