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Haitian boat captain held for illegal entry & ammo possession- RVIPF

- Four other persons were arrested but subsequently discharged
Five persons were arrested for illegal entry into the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) after officers of the Joint Task Force detected a vessel that travelled from the US Virgin Islands (USVI) into the VI without making clearance late yesterday evening, November 13, 2022. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Five persons were arrested for illegal entry into the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) after officers of the Joint Task Force detected a vessel that travelled from the US Virgin Islands (USVI) into the VI without making clearance late yesterday evening, November 13, 2022.

This is according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today, November 14, 2022.

2 males & 3 females

The five persons, two males and three females, all residents of St Thomas, USVI, were detained after searches of bags onboard the vessel yielded a firearm magazine with ten rounds of ammunition.

The boat was seized, and the occupants taken into police custody.

Police said, apart from the charge of unlawful possession of ammunition, the captain of the vessel, Patrick Faudrois, 29, a native of Haiti, residing in St Thomas, was fined for various immigration and customs breaches.

Faudrois will appear in the Magistrate’s Court at the next available sitting.

The other four occupants were subsequently discharged, the RVIPF stated.

10 Responses to “Haitian boat captain held for illegal entry & ammo possession- RVIPF”

  • Awesome (14/11/2022, 22:48) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    this is really good news.
  • NezRez (15/11/2022, 02:20) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wait, the other four were discharged to where? They said they were from USVI. Were they fined for illegal entry?
    • lol (15/11/2022, 09:19) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      Same thing i here saying. Were they not charged as well? They fully well know that they had to check in and if not they should be charged as well. Tola have to stop this nonsense of just charging the captain and charge all involved.
  • justin (15/11/2022, 03:48) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Not only the locals are involved with unlawful gains in this territory some of those dive vessels need to get searched along with those private personnel boats moving about this territory needs to be searched just to be on the safe side nothing personal
  • Hmm (15/11/2022, 04:03) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    That’s nothing new it happens all the time(especially) with those with people on those yachts…drug an guns they bring in here ohh the white so they won’t get check
  • andrew (15/11/2022, 07:29) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    They was coming to do a job but wasn’t successful!!
  • leave um alone (15/11/2022, 08:39) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Them came here to fly out because them down st.thomas living illegal
  • Some new ideas (15/11/2022, 09:16) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Spend some money on a radar station in the BVI. The same system they use in Bermuda (ask the Gov...he knows all about it).
    This system tracks ALL boat traffic (coming and going). The boats are contacted by radio if there is a violation (so you need to have 24 hour VHF radio operators). If they don't comply you send the police boat (might be a problem getting the police boats to operate 24/7!?
    The only problem is your cousin has to stop running drugs. This system sees ALL boat traffic...no filters. So would cause some changes in how 'business' done in the BVI...
    • @some new ideas (15/11/2022, 09:47) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      I like this Idea.....
    • No new idea (19/11/2022, 18:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Tsk tsk...any and all donkeys know that there is such and more,in this day and age.It is not in use in the hotbed BVI for the same reason the then Premier opted for expensive fees to his friendly acquainted barge owner for bare barges and rejected no charge assist of the UK with up-to-date sophisticated equipment. He should rot behind bars.


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