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March 10th, 2024
1.8 tonnes of cocaine with street value of $180M was seized on March 5- Gov Pruce

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Standing in front of the vessel, ‘Midnight’, that was seized in a joint operation involving US Customs and Border Patrol and the Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) in the East End area on March 5, 2024, Governor Daniel Pruce has disclosed that the 60 bales of cocaine seized was weighed at 1.8 tonnes with a street value of $180M.

October 29th, 2023
RVIPF retrieves 7 packages of suspected cocaine floating near RT ferry dock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police have reportedly retrieved several packages suspected to contain cocaine that washed into the Road Town Harbour today, Sunday, October 29, 2023.

September 12th, 2023
Vincy man who served time in prison in VI shot dead in Grenada

ST GEORGE, Grenada- A national of St Vincent and the Grenadines who in 2012 was sentenced to 6 years at HM Prison in Balsam Ghut for importing drugs into the Virgin Islands (VI) was shot dead in Grenada on Monday, September 11, 2023.

August 23rd, 2023
Police make raids on homes in Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Following the seizure of a small aircraft and the discovery of a large amount of cocaine in it at Auguste George Airport on Anegada on August 19, 2023, police are said to be conducting raids on certain homes on Anegada as part of their investigations.

August 3rd, 2023
16 fights parted; cocaine & marijuana seized @ Festival Village- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is issuing a strong warning to persons who intend to engage in any form of violence or intend to use any form of illegal drugs while on the Festival Grounds.

July 23rd, 2023
16 firearms & 3 tonnes of cocaine seized by police for 2023- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting the need for every law-abiding citizen to play their part in tackling the drugs trade, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has said Police have assessed that the four murders committed this year are linked to that trade and/or organised criminal groups.

July 11th, 2023
NSC hails arrest of suspected Pier Park robbers

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- The National Security Council (NSC) has said it welcomes the announcement that two persons have been arrested in relation to the daring armed robbery of House of Luxury on Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park on Saturday, July 1, 2023.

June 16th, 2023
1.6 tonnes of cocaine worth £120m found in charcoal @ UK port

COALVILLE, Leicestershire, UK- A haul of 1.6 tonnes of cocaine disguised as charcoal and worth over £120m has been seized at a port in the United Kingdom (UK).

June 14th, 2023
Kadeem S. Maynard introduced cocaine scheme to mother- Court documents

MIAMI, Florida, USA- The saga of cocaine conspiracy that resulted in ex-Premier of the Virgin Islands Andrew A. Fahie, former BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard and her son Kadeem S. Maynard be arrested by US authorities in April 2022, reportedly started when Kadeem approached his mother for assistance in helping a ‘member’ of the Mexican Sinola Cartel to smuggle cocaine to the US through Tortola.

June 12th, 2023
Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard enters plea deal over cocaine conspiracy charges

MIAMI, Florida, USA- As previously reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), former BVI Ports Director, Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard has pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to import cocaine, following a similar move by her son Kadeem S. Maynard aka ‘Blacka' and now a plea deal entered over the indictment.

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