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October 10th, 2023
Omari Roberts granted $100K bail on firearm & ammo charges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Omari Roberts, 27 of Palestina Estate, was granted $100,000.00 bail with one signed surety when he appeared virtually before Magistrate Jack Husbands at the Magistrate’s Court today, Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

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.

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 9th, 2023
‘There are too many guns in this territory’- Gov Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With an apparent increase in gun crimes in the territory, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has said there is a need for action through the Police, Immigration and Customs to have increased controls and supervision of what’s coming into the territory to reduce the illicit import of firearms.

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.

May 26th, 2023
UPDATE: 2 males & 1 female charged with firearms/ammunition offences

SPOONER’S ESTATE, Tortola, VI– Three of the five arrested in Thursday’s, May 25, 2023, firearm seizure in Spooners Estate were charged and will appear in Magistrate’s Court at the next available sitting.

May 24th, 2023
Shots reportedly fired in Ridge Road area

RIDGE ROAD, Tortola, VI- Reports of sounds believed to be gunshots were heard in the Ridge Road area last night, May 23, 2023.

February 22nd, 2023
Nyall G. George charged in relation to murder of Kadeem Jimenez

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Officers of the Major Incident Team today, February 22, 2023, charged one male in relation to last December’s murder of Kadeem Jimenez and charged another for firearm, ammunition, and drug offences.

March 2nd, 2022
5 arrested; Firearms, cash & drugs seized in WE operation

WEST END, Tortola, VI – Three persons were reportedly arrested on March 1, 2022, in relation to the murder of Jaquan Thomas, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has announced.

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.

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