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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.

January 15th, 2024
UPDATE: Man pulled from water @ JvD reportedly dies

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the man who was pulled from the water at Jost van Dyke this morning, January 15, 2023, has reportedly died.

July 14th, 2023
Governor meets officers involved in drug seizure operation off Anguilla

PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI- Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has met the six Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Officers involved in an operation that led to the seizure of drugs and the arrest of 6 persons off Anguilla on Friday, July 7, 2023.

July 10th, 2023
Cannabis seized, 5 arrested, 8 scooters seized in weekend police operation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An island-wide weekend roll and search operation which concluded about 4:00 AM Sunday morning, July 9, 2023, successfully disrupted illegal activities in hotspots and resulted in the arrests of five persons and the seizure of a quantity of cannabis.

June 16th, 2023
Travis J. Osbourne arrested & charged for firearms possession- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two firearms have been seized and one person has been arrested, following an early morning raid in Carrot Bay on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

June 6th, 2023
T&T man is 4th person charged in Spooner's Estate’s firearms seizure

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A fourth person is now charged in relation to the four firearms seized during a search of premises in Spooner’s Estate just over a week ago.

October 5th, 2022
Vessel sailing from SVG to VI allegedly held in St Kitts with narcotics

BIRD ROCK, St Kitts & Nevis- A vessel that purportedly left St Vincent en route to the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) was allegedly held in St Kitts with illegal drugs on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, several regional newspapers are reporting.

January 7th, 2022
20 firearms, $50M in drugs confiscated from Jose Almestica’s residence– CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the investigation into crimes allegedly committed by Mr Jose Almestica continues, Commissioner of Police Mr Mark Collins has disclosed that 20 firearms and $50 million worth of drugs were found inside Almestica’s Ballast Bay apartment, paving the way for countless more charges to be laid against him.

January 3rd, 2022
RVIPF seized over 30 guns, 1,650 rounds of ammo in 2021- CoP Collins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Calling 2021 ‘a bumper year’ for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Police Commissioner, Mark Collins has revealed that the RVIPF seized a large number of guns and ammunition in the past year.

March 26th, 2021
Man collapses on sidewalk @ Pasea Estate

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A man was taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital after he collapsed on the sidewalk near Island Paints Ltd at Pasea Estate this evening, March 26, 2021.

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