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Female SVG native charged following high-powered assault rifles seizure

- Marcia Jennings slapped with multiple charges; Granted $20K bail
Police have charged a female in relation to the discovery of two high-powered assault rifles, along with ammunition, at Harrigan’s Estate on November 16, 2022. Photo: VINO/File
HARRIGAN’S ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Police have charged a female in relation to the discovery of two high-powered assault rifles, along with ammunition, at Harrigan’s Estate on November 16, 2022.

Officers of the Special Investigations Team of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had seized the two prohibited, high-powered assault rifles following a search of a residence in Harrigan Estate.

In addition to the firearms, officers had also confiscated a quantity of ammunition and a large amount of cash as a result of a proactive operation.


Police in a press release today, November 22, 2022, said Marcia Jennings, 41, a native of St Vincent residing in Harrigan Estate, was formally charged with unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, proceeds of criminal conduct, and possession of a controlled drug.

Jennings was granted bail in the sum of $20,000 for her appearance in the Magistrate’s Court on January 19, 2023.

CoP appeals for public’s help

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Mark Collins is making an appeal again for persons to come forward and share any information that could stem the tide of firearms that are entering the Territory.

Persons with information can contact the Intelligence Unit directly at 368-9339.

“We can only win this battle if we work together. Our safety and our way of life depends on it,” Collins said.

39 Responses to “Female SVG native charged following high-powered assault rifles seizure”

  • WOW (22/11/2022, 17:02) Like (34) Dislike (10) Reply
    So why the name of the woman from st Vincent came up and not the two other men ?????wow
  • You goat to be kidding me (22/11/2022, 17:16) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let the throw back talk begin.
  • not nice (22/11/2022, 17:21) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    Collins do your job and stop answering for us to do your job for you
    • 20 K (22/11/2022, 22:44) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Nobody who is making an honest living has that amount of $$ ready for bail aka get of of jail, pass go and GTF outa Tola
      • @20K (28/11/2022, 08:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        It never said 20K cash!!!! Learn to understand before jumping to conclusions… Bail is consist of many things that sums up to that amount… it would’ve said cash if that’s what it was
  • Hmm (22/11/2022, 17:34) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Not she get her mother lock up
  • Local (22/11/2022, 17:47) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply

    Marcia look how your da****** ma* make you get locked up.

  • Madussa (22/11/2022, 17:54) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    Her ?????? OMG! You never know what people are involved in living right next to you.
  • ??? (22/11/2022, 18:15) Like (44) Dislike (29) Reply
    Why is nationality always in the headlines in this place??? Why is it always relevant???? Come on man…No wonder this place is so divided.
    • justin (23/11/2022, 07:02) Like (11) Dislike (12) Reply
      why some of you full of talk
      If you do not like what happen here, you can pack up and catch the boat or plane

      don't be shy
      • I hate it here (23/11/2022, 11:35) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply

        Don't be an A$$ most of us that are "full of talk" aint got a way to go cuz we BORN HERE!!
      • ??? (23/11/2022, 14:17) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply

        I'm from here J**k@$$. I'm a Virgin Islander.

    • I hate it here (23/11/2022, 11:30) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      THANK YOU!!!!!

  • streets (22/11/2022, 18:48) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    We all know who those are for.
  • CIA (22/11/2022, 18:53) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok high power rifles, large amount of cash, Marcia Jennings this is a puzzle with a missing part but it is not hard too find.
  • Street CI (22/11/2022, 19:07) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    She was holding the guns for someone. GIRLLL, DONOT TAKE THE LICK OR GO DOWN ON GUN CHARGES FOR NO MAN. And like they say, when you into s**t for whatever reason, keep your tongue and mouth on the mute button. GIRLLLL!!! Someone drop a hot quarter on your a**. More than likely it was someone she thought was a friend. At 41, that is to old for a woman to be going down on a gun charge.
    • yeah (22/11/2022, 22:11) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Someone snitched her out for sure the guns she was holding for someone if she don’t tell the police who the guns belongs to she is going to catch the lick.
  • Unexpected (22/11/2022, 19:23) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Unbelievable. Not as it appears. Obviously the police have decided to use this woman as bait to find the real culprit.

    They may have made a mistake because the real culprit can make their escape while she is put away.
    • Wait, hold up (23/11/2022, 00:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      A suppose to be grown a,, woman should be more smarter than that if indeed she allow the police to use her. No police did not use her, the people who the guns and whatever else was involved is the ones that use her. She got F****d out of pure greed. I personally think she is a dumb A** 41 year old female.
  • Let's C (22/11/2022, 20:09) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who D idiOt IS XGY0L
  • cris (22/11/2022, 20:29) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    I find that amount of bail is too small,it's because it's a woman,I understand you put the bail for a small amount so she could roam on the streets so you could trace her calls and conversations, but when you think you are smart it have others who would beat the system..there are interrogation use it,,once you have been cought with it,explain where you get it from,tola become a hub,too much charter coming and going without inspection,who vex,it's your face make it sour how you's fact,don't stane BVI,people live from tourist,,while durg dealers spend their money on fantsy cars and Gucci chain yet wouldn't try own a property to start a legitimate business,when they ones who try to do better for them self get shot down,these youths that are now....isn't from tola they might born here but there parent are not,they grew up in a place where there isn't no respect,tola was a place where everyone was family and was respectful,guss who those days change because there are too much expats taking over....the system need to change..VI is our home it was one of the safest destinations, don't let it be like south America....the immigration policy name to change or the staff at the airport,,,immigrants using BVI as a hub to enter USVI....don't stain our name...focused.
    • himm (23/11/2022, 00:46) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      Keep rejoicing in other people downfall. Today for me and tomorrow for you. Continua!
  • Pickering angel (22/11/2022, 21:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    Just a little five years up top, dau**** deeds

  • Biggs (22/11/2022, 23:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take the guns and leave the money
  • Weak investigation... (23/11/2022, 04:59) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    There must be others, So, there were no 24hr surveillance upon receiving the info to see who comes and who goes...No wonder they are losing these big cases....Then again the bail was not proportion with the seriousness of the charges,. Unless the magistrate sees it the same way I see it...#weakinvestigatiom..
  • Nice guy (23/11/2022, 06:31) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Collins is that what the UK send You here to do ask for us to Helo You do your job well we have local and expart in the frocse that could what You are doing
    • 0% (23/11/2022, 11:19) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

      @ Nice guy
      Only in the BVI Law Enforcement can't ask the public for help if some one has information that can help with tbeir investigation. All over the world Law Enforcement asks the public's help to solve crime. You &*(@ idiots will alwsys end up behind, because of your bavkward way of thinking.

  • Lmfaooooo (23/11/2022, 06:49) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    People don't be dumb! If you know her daughter you would know that she would never let the cops get that money and she would never rat on her mother for her to get locked up!
  • Hmm (23/11/2022, 07:08) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    She didn’t just have a New Years baby 2 or 3 years ago? That isn’t the lil half cracked chick from Purcell side? How she end up Harrigan? Oh Mr MM himself. Wait he isn’t in jail again too?
  • Þ (23/11/2022, 07:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a two way street don't let no one fool you this woman is not lacking alone me son is just some went sour that's all
  • Mystery (23/11/2022, 07:38) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    This whole saga is very interesting from many fronts, very regrettable for the person involved and sad for the nation as a whole, surprisingly no photo of the accused.
    We have many men behind bars awaiting trial for less powerful guns and crimes, some are first timers too, however the Magistrates still refuse bail, some received bail after appealing to the High Court but the conditions are no where to what this woman received.
    Further is the Magistrates and police in bed with each other on this case? Is it because she is a woman? Well that in itself is prejudice against men, who are charged with similar offences.
    Something seems amiss in this case and only time will time. Let's see what happens at trial.
    • @Mystery (23/11/2022, 10:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      you are so smart and i agree with you.
      the police know who the guns are for and that why she got bail the fact that in may their search that same area and never found no gun and now in November you find them hmmmm.
  • Classmate (23/11/2022, 07:41) Like (18) Dislike (12) Reply
    the virgin islands is so funny this lady lived her entire life in the VI went to school here and as she gets in trouble yall slapping her birth place as the headline
    • So (23/11/2022, 08:55) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      So if you were born in Canada and came to the VI as a child does that mean that you are a VIlander? You will still be a Canadian.
  • Listen (23/11/2022, 10:03) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply

    everyone always quick to talk.

    first off the house she was found into is her man own who is lock up at this time.
    funny thing is this house was search before in may how the police didnt find the guns then.

    second when a search is done who ever lives in the house is getting lock up even if you knew or didnt knew about the gun. remember the O'Neal case mother daughter boyfriend and son got lock up and son took the fall.

    as I said we always quick to jump up and start talk this and that she this her age and always where you come from.

    someone did had to make a drop on that house and knew where the guns where.

    Question to Collins how did you do a search in may and not see or found those guns but got a call or tip and now found them since the other baby mother is living their hmmm sound like a set up.

  • LET HER GO (23/11/2022, 17:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those guns are not her...ayo no that and if she said anything she would be dead like the rest.....let go the girl and give the jacket to the owner
  • hm (23/11/2022, 22:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another day another gun man or gun woman getting 20k bail and people who had only weed got ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND. This coming from educated people aka the system. The system is BROKEN.
  • Hazle E Roberts (24/11/2022, 07:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have been coming tortola from the near 70"s and is since they said no hanging tortola start to become st thomas- ish, but though weapons was there all along.
  • Transparency (24/11/2022, 12:43) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the police and government are open and transparent, then the public will offer help.
    I don't even trust government and police, because I dealt with them before. They hear what they want and ignore what they want.

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