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4 motorbikes over 1000cc seized; No arrests made- RVIPF

-said bikes were confiscated over the past weekend
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has said it seized four motorbikes well over the legal size limit allowed in the Territory over the weekend. Photo: RVIPF
According to police, the motorcycles have been moved to a 'secured location' as investigations are ongoing in the matter. Photo: VINO/File
According to police, the motorcycles have been moved to a 'secured location' as investigations are ongoing in the matter. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has said it seized four motorbikes well over the legal size limit allowed in the Territory.

The seizures were made over the weekend.

According to a press release from the RVIPF today, June 28, 2022, an off-duty officer spotted the motorbikes while in the Cane Garden Bay area and alerted several teams of officers including Customs to help in confiscating the motorbikes.

It said officers of the Armed Response Team, Road Policing Unit, Marine Unit and Customs were supported by officers of the RVIPF senior management team in this seizure.

3 bikes were 1300cc- RVIPF

“The four motorbikes were over the size of 1000cc, three of those carried 1300cc,” Police said.

According to the release, the motorcycles have been moved to a "secured location" as investigations are ongoing in the matter.

“There have been no arrests in relation to this seizure,” the RVIPF stated.

Commissioner of Police Mark Collins applauded the efforts of the various teams in moving timely and quickly over the weekend to seized these bikes.

The Customs Regulations specifies that the present legal size limit for motorbikes in the VI is 125cc.

25 Responses to “4 motorbikes over 1000cc seized; No arrests made- RVIPF”

  • lol (28/06/2022, 13:48) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    New police bikes
  • peace (28/06/2022, 13:52) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Good job, that person just save so lives in the future.
    Hope no one does over the alarm made.
  • question (28/06/2022, 14:12) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    how did the bikes entered the bvi. if its illegal bikes then it should have been seized by customs just like how they does search and would ceazed any illegal drugs so they supposed to ceazed these or any ther illegal bikes.
  • smh (28/06/2022, 14:52) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
  • Jay (28/06/2022, 15:04) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Wow what an awesome job yay!! But you wouldn't go for the gun man them place still flooded with drugs .. papi show thing
    • @ Jay (28/06/2022, 15:15) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply

      petty crimes
      No parking tickets
      Tinted windows

      wow while arm robbers and killer walks free

    • Silly comment! (28/06/2022, 15:23) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
      Police catch the man who shoot Corey Butler in less than week but I aint see no kudos from you. Two one-sided. Stop the crap!!
  • .... (28/06/2022, 15:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    need find the one wa dont shift out first gear when he launch just making a set of noise in the box
  • Lesile (28/06/2022, 15:39) Like (8) Dislike (24) Reply
    I def not giving police no info on crime cause it got islands smaller than us with these same bikes… and another thing too these same officers from these island is just bikes these what the young boys love you want them to go out and kill on a sunday since they cant go for a lil breeze out? Come on man we in 2022 here this is why we going always still a 3rd world country with 1st world income
    • ?? (29/06/2022, 11:18) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Who is paying the nearly $100K hospital bill and auto insurance claims when these scooter guys cause the accidents? Is it you? Obviously not!
      • bike (30/06/2022, 16:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        obviously you don't need to be commenting if you don't know that a scooter is different from a 1000 or 1300 bike. Scooter is a scooter and a bike is a bike
  • u (28/06/2022, 15:52) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is just afraid to make an arrest lol
  • Bunk (28/06/2022, 16:13) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    This place is so backwards at times. Given the lack of parking and high fuel prices, we should be promoting the use of 2-wheeled transportation. Instead, motorcycles that are actually capable of traversing these hills are seized and proudly flaunted by police as if they just removed guns from the street.
    Legalize the bigger bikes, regulate them and enforce the law!
    *steps off soapbox*
  • John (28/06/2022, 17:49) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    How about that IDIOT that drives his 4-wheeler down Josiah's Bay every day from his house by the well to the beach, doing wheelies and gunning his engine? We all work hard, come home to relax, only to hear this MORON doing this from about 4 pm to 7 pm. I can't stand his behind. I will make a meeting with you, to call on him every time with his unlicensed bike so you can catch him and take away his very noisy crap. We work, we drive from crowded road town to enjoy our peace when we get home, only to hear him. Everyone is SICK OF HIM!!!!
    • Greg (29/06/2022, 11:04) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      I am with you on this annoying punk down Josiah’s Bay. I know exactly where he lives and his parents know he has this loud annoying 4 wheeler and turn a blind eye to it. He doesn’t ride it when they are home because they need there peace and quiet. HORRIBLE NEIGHBORS! There is always one to disrupt the peace of many, just like the freaking cow owner who allows his monsters to destroy everyone vegetation and crap all over our properties. REVENGE!
      • PAM (29/06/2022, 13:29) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        There are two of them. A small teen and a big fat young man riding these in our quiet Josiah’s Bay. Why do people move into quiet areas just to disrupt everyone’s peace and quiet. They have no respect. ARGGGGGGGGH
  • wondering (28/06/2022, 17:55) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why I am not surprised no arrests have been made? What a thing? It is like the police in the BVI are beyond useless. They do nothing properly. We need a new police force. One capable of doing an INVESTIGATION to figure out who the bikes actually belong to and how they got into the BVI? And actually arrest the criminals!
    • facts (30/06/2022, 08:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      How your going to arrest some one when you didn't catch any one riding it. Those bikes were parked with the owners not sitting or to close to them.
  • The watchman (28/06/2022, 22:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Over 125cc is not illegal, you can license your over 125cc motorcycle if it was here before the customs ordinance not to allow over 125cc to be imported hence it is not illegal to have. Even if you want to send out the over 125cc motorcyle that you had before the Customs ordinance to refurbish and bring it back in you can do it. Thank you Cyril Romney for doing that foolishness because he and Sinbad had beef.
    • @watchman (29/06/2022, 08:14) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      This is becoming Busa central. These bikes have been imported recently. Who is the customs official being paid to turn a blind eye? Over 125cc illegal!
  • ...b (29/06/2022, 07:58) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    them bike local they were bought here lol
  • Foolish Law (29/06/2022, 09:18) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Look how nice those bike look, who those bike harming a grown man should be able to enjoy his toys, after working hard if he has a hobby for motorcycle let it be that's his life money. this is colonist talking about UK keeping BVI back, this is worse.
  • Derval Fletcher (29/06/2022, 16:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This archaic customs ordinance needs to be lifted. What is the logical reason for the importation of motorcycle above 125cc to be banned?
  • kj (30/06/2022, 08:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Elroy police friend is a informer he playing bad....

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