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UPDATE: Container with 'contraband' seized @ BVIPA wharf

- Operation was led by HM Customs
Her Majesty's Customs led the operation that resulted in the discovery of a container of imported contraband at BVI Ports Authority wharf. Photo: Team of Reporters
Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online on September 13, 2021, is that a live investigation into suspected illegal activities is being conducted at the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). Photo: VINO
Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online on September 13, 2021, is that a live investigation into suspected illegal activities is being conducted at the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). Photo: VINO
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- A container with "contraband" has been seized at the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) wharf in Port Purcell, following an operation by Her Majesty's Customs today, September 13, 2021.

Commissioner of Customs Mr Wade N. Smith told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) the container with "contraband was imported into the territory."

He said HM Customs was assisted by the K-9 Unit in the operation at the BVIPA wharf.

No other information was disclosed.

See previous article published September 13, 2021

Suspected illegal activities being investigated @ BVIPA 

Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online, September 13, 2021, is that a live investigation into suspected illegal activities is being conducted at the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) in Port Purcell.

It is unclear what exactly the suspected illegal activities are, although there are reports they are drug-related. VINO; however, could not confirm this up to time of publication.

Commissioner of Customs Mr Wade N. Smith confirmed reports of the investigation into illegal activities at the ports but did not give details since he said the investigation is ongoing.

Mr Smith also confirmed HM Customs is leading the investigations.

The BVIPA has reportedly been closed to customers as a result.

29 Responses to “UPDATE: Container with 'contraband' seized @ BVIPA wharf”

  • Who watching the cheese? (13/09/2021, 16:42) Like (56) Dislike (1) Reply
    LOL let's not act surprised cause certain activities HAVE been going on for donkey years.....
  • hmmm (13/09/2021, 17:01) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shaggy say, "it wasn't me'
  • Rubber Dick (13/09/2021, 17:04) Like (9) Dislike (14) Reply
    Let the weed flow things hard
  • hgfhgfgredtre (13/09/2021, 17:20) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Hmmm. (13/09/2021, 17:34) Like (79) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop playing you all. Things too hard. U have a Job hold tight. Do right...Work aint easy to get in these times...
  • Rubber Duck (13/09/2021, 18:02) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Getting rid of the competition?
  • tell (13/09/2021, 18:12) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    TELL ENGLAND WHAT YOU FOUND.
  • Tight lip. (13/09/2021, 18:35) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Money have to make!
  • Well (13/09/2021, 18:57) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    U all sound like it's something strange but it's not birds of a feather flock together the is not news this is history me son
  • K (13/09/2021, 19:10) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    U all need to stop that stupidness time so hard dog aneal ah look work
  • That's hardly news, but regular happenings (13/09/2021, 19:12) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    In other words, nothing new and I regular at the BVIPA.
    Such is a customary accurance. No surprise. More evidence of corruption or some other norm.


  • Guest (13/09/2021, 19:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lol………nooooo……
  • Inform us quickly. We and the CoI need to know. (13/09/2021, 19:37) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Did they found illegal money, live humans in chilled containers, guns, arminitions, and others, etc.? We know such are happenings, except for live humans in chilled containers, are common accorances at the BVIPA, nothing new. It a 50+ yrs old thing.
    • Haha @inform us (14/09/2021, 12:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This person sounds like they are trying real hard to blend in but they over doing it...fake...!
  • F (13/09/2021, 19:40) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is it another cantainer? Just checking
  • WOW (13/09/2021, 19:48) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Any one get picked up? Or just a slide thru the crackers
  • one eye (13/09/2021, 20:05) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is much to do about nothing
  • Eve (13/09/2021, 20:51) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    They move a little too fast.they should have waited and see who is picking it up…
    • Consigned (13/09/2021, 23:09) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply

      They don’t need to see who is picking it up. It came with a B/L and they can see who it is consigned to and who shipped and paid it. It’s not like posting a letter anonymously

    • @Eve (14/09/2021, 05:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      under given circumstances enforcement would have waited for the suspects however let 3 pass through then have this big press release and every one happy......
  • Mathematician (14/09/2021, 00:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    how much done pass through for the week because we all happy this breaking news.....
  • Boy yo (14/09/2021, 02:39) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hm- ah wonder wa politrickan deh aint give their cut too for dis to happen?
  • Rumors (14/09/2021, 07:23) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    Rumors are the container was filled with grammar, spelling and composition lesson manuals to be distributed to all VINO bloggers. Guess we all know how well that will be received....
  • @ EVE (14/09/2021, 07:25) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    NO , THE WRONG PERSON DISCOVERED IT AND THEY ARE BEING CURSED AND HATED IN SILENCE FOR DISRUPUPTING SOME PEOPLE'S THE NORMAL CASH FLOW
  • @ EVE (14/09/2021, 07:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    THAT THE WAY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE , BUT AFTER IT WAS DISCOVERED THEY WOULD OF BEEN INFORMED SO THEY WON'T COME ( WE DON'T KNOW WHO ALL IS INVOLVED
  • observa (14/09/2021, 14:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where did it came from just asking
  • vi (14/09/2021, 14:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This one was bad lucky


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