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UPDATE: Jahnai Pickering charged in connection with boat chase @ West End

Jahnai Pickering, 25, of Spooners Estate will face the offences of possession of proceeds of criminal conduct and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after his apprehension and a subsequent search uncovered a quantity of cash and drugs. Photo: Team of Reporters
It appears as though the powerboat was ‘hotwired’ before it was removed from the Frenchman’s Cay area around 6:45 pm. Photo: VINO
It appears as though the powerboat was ‘hotwired’ before it was removed from the Frenchman’s Cay area around 6:45 pm. Photo: VINO
Law enforcement authorities were seen searching the single-engine powerboat, as a crowd converged on the Frenchman’s Cay Bridge. Photo: Team of Reporters
Law enforcement authorities were seen searching the single-engine powerboat, as a crowd converged on the Frenchman’s Cay Bridge. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have charged the captain and lone occupant of a boat that fled from US authorities in Virgin Islands waters on Monday, August 22, 2022.

Jahnai Pickering, 25, of Spooners Estate will face the offences of possession of proceeds of criminal conduct and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after his apprehension and a subsequent search uncovered a quantity of cash and drugs.

This is according to a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) this evening, August 24, 2022.

A joint operation between the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and US authorities resulted in a boat chase by Federal agents which ended in Frenchman’s Cay on the western end of Tortola.

The lone occupant was taken into custody.

Since investigations are still very active, police said no other information can be released at this time.

See previous article published August 23, 2022

One arrested following boat chase involving US Feds

One person was arrested yesterday afternoon, August 22, 2022, when a boat chase involving local and US authorities ended near the Frenchman’s Cay Bridge.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the incident took place just after 5:00 pm.

Law enforcement authorities were seen searching the single-engine powerboat, as a crowd converged on the Frenchman’s Cay Bridge.

It appears as though the powerboat was ‘hotwired’ before it was removed from the Frenchman’s Cay area around 6:45 pm.

It is unclear whether the boat was taken to US Virgin Islands or to the Police Marine Base at Road Reef.

“One person is presently in custody. The operation is still live and ongoing therefore no other information can be provided at this time,” the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) briefly stated on August 22, 2022.

The RVIPF also confirmed that the pursuit was a joint operation involving RVIPF and US Federal authorities.

50 Responses to “UPDATE: Jahnai Pickering charged in connection with boat chase @ West End”

  • Scamp (23/08/2022, 10:17) Like (42) Dislike (6) Reply
    He been a scamp from long. He owe everybody money. Go look work
  • Sam (23/08/2022, 10:35) Like (15) Dislike (13) Reply
    Why is it every time there is a drug bust it have to end up in our waters
  • Tola People (23/08/2022, 10:43) Like (66) Dislike (13) Reply
    Darn sham tola people know who the boat fa and who the captain always rolling with but ain’t saying because a massive amount of people actually are for drugs actually are for living off blood money. So disappointing.
    • .. (23/08/2022, 10:58) Like (5) Dislike (13) Reply
      they went with a boat a truck so maybe they could do some police work
    • fromafar (23/08/2022, 11:41) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
      You listen to yourself ? you know what you saying ?
    • 340 (23/08/2022, 13:35) Like (30) Dislike (4) Reply
      After the Dutch sold your forefathers from the shores of Ghana to all of the western world you wanna talk about what is hard wired into the DNA of what was to everyone at some point… If you ain’t a pirate on the high seas then you’re possibly a pirate on paper. Just saying…
      • To 340 (23/08/2022, 15:29) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
        You remind me of words from Woody Guthrie’s song, Pretty Boy Floyd:

        “… some will rob you with a six gun, and some with a fountain pen.”
    • karma (24/08/2022, 21:01) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
      He n who he rolling with won’t go look work and owing everybody
  • pick me (23/08/2022, 11:23) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yeah Pic***ing boy always trouble
  • @Sam (23/08/2022, 13:31) Like (31) Dislike (8) Reply
    Because most of the perpetrators are BVI residents or living in Tortola. These boats, if registered, are registered in Tortola.
  • trust (23/08/2022, 15:04) Like (33) Dislike (21) Reply
    I hope they find a new route cause clearly everyone getting busted
  • Hmm (23/08/2022, 15:14) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    Seized all those drugs boats. If the persons caught with it is not the owner well they will learn who to give their boats to
  • Its a Pity (23/08/2022, 16:30) Like (25) Dislike (9) Reply
    those boys are local or they could have been given free room and board along with a free airline ticket. Crooked ass system you have no moral authority to pass judgement on anybody. Clean up your shit the truth is showing.
  • YEAH RITE (23/08/2022, 18:50) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    AS USUAL BLAME THE UK / BUT IN THE MEANTIME , IN REALITY COCAINE TAKING OVER ,SLOWLY BUT SURELY ( AND NONE OF THESE MINISTERS / HOLY MEN CHRISTIAN COUNSEL ✝️ ???? IS SAYING A WORD ON IT ????
  • Assuming much ? (24/08/2022, 10:38) Like (19) Dislike (33) Reply

    All ayo in here talking like it’s a FACT that’s DRUGS were being trafficked. But does the report actually says that? . N even if that’s the truth where is it stated anywhere in here ? Ayo talk to %**** much that’s the problem. Like it’s gonna stop. Fools

    • Really (24/08/2022, 21:06) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
      We all know what these fools are into drugs fast money and woman and don’t want to work so the news don’t have to state it
      • So true (25/08/2022, 10:20) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
        And they getting these trade licenses for small business as cover and making it hard for the people who actually want the license for its purpose. happy another one is of the street they all need to get caught
    • Ummm (25/08/2022, 06:52) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
      The only person here assuming has to be you because the person was not charged for trafficking.... They were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.... Seeing that you don't know what it means by definition its "whenever a person owns or otherwise possesses a drug or other controlled substance, without legal justification or permission. These charges usually apply when a person is found carrying marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, or other narcotics.... Maybe if you read understand and not read to respond it will help you comprehend what's being said instead of being ignorant and bashing others due to your lack of understanding. But hey it's your life do as you please
    • @assuming much ? (25/08/2022, 10:20) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
      You on his payroll or dxxk? No? STFU. you sound crazy rn.
  • WHAT!!!! (24/08/2022, 20:42) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    “Assuming much”
    The article states “ and unlawful possession of a controlled substance ”
    Read and understand much ?
  • Stupezz (24/08/2022, 20:53) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply

    Wait y them only pick him up it was 2 of them on the boat and everybody know the other 1 who always in his @##!

    • them know (25/08/2022, 06:55) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      Yup 2 of them and those 2 women are always together. The police them well know who the other one is, but they're loafing.
  • @ sSsu mean mUch (24/08/2022, 20:58) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    it seems like U got hurt ???? / take another read again , this time put on your glasses on and open your ????
  • i mean (24/08/2022, 21:00) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    If the premier n ports lady was so I could imagine all the ppl involved in this mess. Might as well let em be let US deal wit them. Only way to get it off the island.
  • Monkey see monkey do (24/08/2022, 21:24) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Like father like son
  • Kaylaaa (24/08/2022, 22:14) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply

    Them need search his house next!! I heard he has a g**** up there!! His little Spanish girlfriend and all in on this too?

    • @kayla (25/08/2022, 02:30) Like (2) Dislike (16) Reply
      U sound very hurt ?
      Are u ok ? ????????????????.. it’s ok he didn’t want ur crazy ***
      • GrowUp (25/08/2022, 11:36) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        is this a new thing for these little boys calling the woman who they been with crazy?? just curious cause i been hearing this alot now
  • Sam (24/08/2022, 22:32) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
    I'm not sideing with the young man what is 6dollars a hour can do when NDp was they put it to that amount maybe it the drew was still around he would have raised i
  • Hard on (24/08/2022, 23:02) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply

    Well first time i seeing he any how it look like he trying to fit in well he fit just right tek yo @## to jail

  • Spectators (25/08/2022, 02:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    …. N the whole time they laughing at ayo faces ???????????????? where is he now btw ?? Dumbos
  • Dj unruly (25/08/2022, 03:51) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    My boy, DM me right quick. Got some tips i learnt in orlando to help keep them cakes safe from predators. Need to give me some tips on making more coins though, as I cant be a bad pay moving forward.
  • generations (25/08/2022, 05:18) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Like grandfather, like father, like son.
  • hmmm (25/08/2022, 05:51) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    U got chase u reach land and still leave the goods for them to find!!!!!!!! The bunch a moo moooooooooooosssss who trying fit in omg. Please lost him up in the hotel on the hill.
    • @ hmmm (25/08/2022, 08:03) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply

      The only mooo moo talkin out ur @## here is u.. but when u don’t know u don’t know… y’all believe everything u see on the media… delusionals

  • Fool need Life in Prison (25/08/2022, 05:51) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    After been chased on the Sea and got away. He was still having Drugs and cash in his position. How foolish can a person get...
  • Spectators (25/08/2022, 06:30) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lolol whole time they laughing at ayo faces….. lmao where is he now btw !!!??? Dumbos I’m sure the media won’t say that
  • Keep the pressure on the. (25/08/2022, 06:52) Like (27) Dislike (5) Reply

    I remember when F**** and his gang was giving out STCW licenses to thess young boys like free turkey and ham on Christmas day. Now it's all making sense why he and his gang did what they did. From the arrested the Coach and in the process of extriditing the Chairman of the board to the states, the small hustlers are getting caught and the crimes(murders, robberies, and scooters) on the streets have been reduced significantly.. Alot of police and custom officers as well of some of those high level government officials, contractors, trucking companies and business owners etc need to be investigated. SOB, RASVILLE, Z6NE, WEST BANK RECORDS, PAHRAM TOWN, GHETTO, GHUT,CB 4 LIFE, CGB, ALL OF THEM WILL GET CAUGHT.

  • Soon (25/08/2022, 08:13) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    soon when you go Willy-T on a Sunday or public holiday yourself and friends will have a place to put them boat without the hassle as one by one slowly but surly all auto vehicles, vessels etc that used for doing illegal activity will get stop. Sad yet don’t be surprised when you actually see certain people get caught up. It will soon a lot of females “popular females “ popular by names; making some headlines so please grab the popcorn….
  • Ghetto (25/08/2022, 08:21) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    anywhere u go it is inevitable to have the bad mixed with the good so wen u think u getting rid of one bad haaha, jus making room for a smarter if not worse one..carefull
  • Kayla Kayla (25/08/2022, 13:50) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply

    And I heard he likes to mess with y***** g****

  • Yassuh (26/08/2022, 17:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The jig is up and he’s it
  • y (28/08/2022, 20:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wander why those young men don't go and find hard work to do buddy thay thing nah work out


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