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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.

March 6th, 2024
UPDATE: 60 bales of cocaine seized following boat chase- RVIPF

EAST END, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has said the joint operation between the US Virgin Islands and local authorities last night, March 5, 2024, has resulted in the most substantial sea seizure to date, as some 60 bales of cocaine were seized.

February 15th, 2024
35 illegal immigrants caught on Cooper Island

COOPER ISLAND, VI- Some 35 illegal immigrants have been caught on Cooper Island, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported.

May 9th, 2023
UPDATE: 2 held; Cocaine seized in early morning joint operation-RVIPF

LONG BAY, Beef Island, VI- Two persons have been arrested and a large amount of suspected cocaine seized, following an operation between local and US Virgin Islands (USVI) authorities in the East End/Beef Island area early this morning, Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

September 23rd, 2022
UPDATE: Several bales of suspected cocaine seized in bust off VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) first reported of a drug bust several miles off Virgin Gorda on September 22, 2022.

November 9th, 2020
Over $99K & go-fast boat seized; 2 arrested

WEST END, Tortola, VI- [Post Time: 8:00pm] Information just reaching our news centre is that a large quantity of cash was seized and 2 arrested when a joint operation between HM Customs and US Customs and Border Protection found a go-fast boat in Virgin Islands waters this afternoon, Monday, November 9, 2020.

June 10th, 2020
PR boat captain & Indonesian fishing crew held in VI waters with large catch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local authorities have held a boat captain from Puerto Rico and his crew of Indonesians who were allegedly in Virgin Islands waters with close to 8,000 pounds of fish in their vessel.

September 4th, 2016
More than 10 Puerto Ricans nabbed for alleged illegal entry

NORMAN ISLAND, VI – A joint operation between Her Majesty’s Customs and marine officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) resulted in some 10 persons held for allegedly entering the territory illegally last night, September 3, 2016.

August 23rd, 2016
Residents ‘tipping off’ suspected violators on VI waters- HM Customs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While Her Majesty’s Customs and other border protection agencies in the Virgin Islands are upping their efforts to crack down on illegal activities here, a number of residents, including locals, are believed to be bent on encouraging the opposite.

May 20th, 2015
UPDATE: 16 bales of cocaine seized in recent drug bust- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting that some 16 bales of cocaine were recovered during the drug bust in Virgin Islands waters where one suspect was killed and two arrested on May 18, 2015, a story that was broken by Virgin Islands News Online.

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