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UPDATE: Several bales of suspected cocaine seized in bust off VG

The US Coast Guard (USCG) supported by the RVIPF Marine Branch, Customs and US Customs and Border Protection pursued and stopped a vessel approximately 23 miles east of Virgin Gorda on September 22, 2022. A number of bales of suspected cocaine was seized and three persons were arrested. Photo: VINO/File
Our newsroom was told that the vessel attempted to evade authorities, but a US Coast Guard helicopter pursued and fired shots at the outboard engines. Photo: VINO/File
Our newsroom was told that the vessel attempted to evade authorities, but a US Coast Guard helicopter pursued and fired shots at the outboard engines. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) first reported of a drug bust several miles off Virgin Gorda on September 22, 2022.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since confirmed our story.

“The RVIPF can confirm that as a result of a US Coast Guard-led operation before dawn this morning [September 22, 2022], three persons are now in the custody of US authorities suspected of trafficking cocaine,” the RVIPF stated.

It said the US Coast Guard (USCG) supported by the RVIPF Marine Branch, Customs and US Customs and Border Protection pursued and stopped a vessel approximately 23 miles east of Virgin Gorda.

“A number of bales of suspected cocaine were seized,” police stated.

The RVIPF also said at least two of the three men in custody reside in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI).

Investigations are ongoing.

See previous article published September 22, 2022

3 allegedly held in cocaine bust off VG

Information just reaching our newsroom is that three persons have been taken into custody in an alleged cocaine bust off Virgin Gorda today, September 22, 2022.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, the vessel with the suspects was intercepted some 24 miles off Virgin Gorda in a joint operation.

1 bale of cocaine has so far been recovered, according to sources familiar with the operation.

The vessel captain has allegedly claimed British nationality.

Our newsroom was told that the vessel attempted to evade authorities, but a US Coast Guard helicopter pursued and fired shots at the outboard engines.

More details to follow.

64 Responses to “UPDATE: Several bales of suspected cocaine seized in bust off VG”

  • NO SURPRISE (22/09/2022, 15:07) Like (32) Dislike (10) Reply
  • FEO GOMEZ (22/09/2022, 15:25) Like (111) Dislike (4) Reply
    People if you don't have an agreement with the Coast Guard to look the other way or a freaking submarine it doesn't matter you will be busted. Thank the DREW for the hot up.
  • Listen (22/09/2022, 15:34) Like (68) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let me help those that need it. The sky is watching one last time THE SKY IS WATCHING.

  • Lion bbk (22/09/2022, 15:45) Like (32) Dislike (40) Reply
    This is what bvi peoples liked.. No comments now. Corrupt. Country. Bvi.
    • Pathetic (23/09/2022, 06:06) Like (41) Dislike (20) Reply
      Quit talking about BVIslanders because I'm pretty sure that's where your bread gets buttered. Maybe it's even the reason why you can send money home to feed your kids, siblings and parents or even build a house or building in your home country. Why are you so quit to speak ill of the place that has done so much for you and your family. Last time I checked, there's not many if any for that matter BVI expats living in your home country. Yes, we migrate to US or UK but not to where you've obviously migrated from. So please have some respect for us and our country (place that has fed you) and stop allowing your jealousy to show. Let's just stick to the crime itself and rebuke it rather than letting YOUR obvious envy make you so mischievous and petty. It's pathetic
      • Chris (24/09/2022, 01:51) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
        For my fellow bvi people, let me put it in this way y'all don't spend your money in tortola,majority of local spend there money shopping online and going to the states and always have a friend at the port to support from not paying tax,expats are the one paying the most taxes and support bvi goods and services...
    • DropNews (23/09/2022, 12:02) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      Now some of the bloggers are very biased toward BVI people. I usually would ignore some of the comments but it’s truly ridiculous. There are lots of ex-pats involved in some of these drugs runs so don’t come on the blogs making it a BVI thing. They wash money and send the same drug money back to their home country. Let’s start to investigate all the Spanish cashiers, cleaners, and custodial workers with mansions in the DR. Let’s investigate the same amount of Jam… with 6 bedroom houses working a simple 9 to 5. Let’s investigate the Guyanese that has houses both here in the BVI and back in their home country. Let’s investigate the vincys that have houses both here and in SVG. Tell me now that I sound stupid. A lot of people here the majority are ex-pats and BVI people are the minority. There are people with mixed nationalities how do you classify those? I’m not sure why all the hatred for BVI when a lot of people gain a lot from being here. Some might get the shi$$ end of the stick because we all can’t get a piece of the pie and that’s the problem, we all want a piece regardless of status. I’m not saying that there aren’t bad apples in the BVI but show me one country on the map that doesn’t. The US, Canada, and other countries are facing a Fentanyl crisis (Drug). Right on the other news site a Jamaican was arrested in Nigeria, one of the biggest bust in Nigeria. I work hard for mine and there are others that do. There are lazy people allover the globe and high unemployment rates all through the caribbean and some of it is by choice. Ex-pats send out money to their families to stay at home to maintain or keep their mansions in their country. Talk dat.
      • You forgot (24/09/2022, 03:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @DropNews you forgot to mention the Europeans, Arabs, and the Asian population. Why?
        • @You Forgot (25/09/2022, 13:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          They keep in line. They do not bring curse to themselves by demonstrating ingratitude.and spilling human blood on our soil. They drink water and mind their business. Give thanks and don't muddy .
          They are ideal guests. We need more of them and none of the rodents.
  • asking for a friend (22/09/2022, 15:48) Like (10) Dislike (86) Reply
    who giving the police information on these things?
    • FEO GOMEZ (23/09/2022, 07:42) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
      Idiot it's called the eye in the sky aka drones satellite radar smh.
  • bvi islander (22/09/2022, 15:52) Like (26) Dislike (29) Reply
    pay the obeah man
  • Guest (22/09/2022, 15:54) Like (59) Dislike (4) Reply
    Who don’t learn to look legit 9 to 5 will be getting 3 to 10…
  • system changed (22/09/2022, 15:56) Like (45) Dislike (3) Reply
    high day under the cover of the sun no more waiting til darkness

    the payroll have changed DEA run things now
  • tk (22/09/2022, 15:57) Like (46) Dislike (5) Reply
    What ah thing its seems like you guys have to hire a mermaid to get them drugs in mam nothing nah work out
    • Under the sea (22/09/2022, 18:42) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think they have submarine. The mermaid will get caught too.
    • @TK. It take brains. (23/09/2022, 03:50) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
      These people don't have brain, don't take time to understand the system and plan properly. It will cost money, it's not as difficult as they making it seems.. It's a war the law is the enemy. Plan seriously, spend can be as easy as ABC..
  • Love (22/09/2022, 17:08) Like (15) Dislike (58) Reply
    As soon as some thing happen to island people . Send them back home..But when they catch you with cocaine .Every one mouth tape..very wicket people..This to shore you bvi corrupt corrupt..
    • @Love (22/09/2022, 22:05) Like (33) Dislike (23) Reply
      at least them trying to make a living where dem from while some of you had to leave your love ones, little sons & daughters and come to the same place you called corrupt to make a living try sit down
    • @ love (23/09/2022, 05:53) Like (68) Dislike (1) Reply
      Listen, stop trying to create division between expats and bvislanders's pathetic, dubious and unwanted. We are all one people....from the Caribbean ok so just say something constructive than trying to create animosity and contention. It's contentious people like you is who keep this division going and it's absurd and low. Bvislanders are citizens of the BVI, just like Jamaicans are citizens of Jamaica, kitticians of St. Kitts, Trinidadians of Trinidad, Guyanese of Guyana etc. Not because tolians/bvislanders expect to be looked out for first by its government mean we do not like expats. Where in the world doesn't a government take care of it's own first? Can I go Jamaica and expect the government to look out for me before ita own jamaicans or can I go, Guyana, Trinidad, st Kitts and be put first before their own citizens? Ahyo need to stop the foolishness man...many expats who now reside in the BVI has at some point complained bout others who Chinese or Africans etc in their country and that their gov should take care of their own first Yet when in the BVI expect to be treated like BVI citizens and when it doesn't happen they go on like we don't like expats. Mannnn....give me a break. Quit with all your antics and semantics trying to create tension and division between us the indigenous and expats cause it's unwarranted and stupid. Let's just live in love and respect each other and be fair cause that's what you'd want in your own home country.
    • Get it right (23/09/2022, 06:27) Like (16) Dislike (17) Reply
      Both of those young men may have been birthed in the BVI, but one is from Dominican parentage and the other is St Lucian parentage. That is what Ms Parsons was trying to say, technically or according to the constitution they are not indigenous Virgin Islanders. We have another level to the classification scale and that is indigenous Virgin Islander or Virgin Islander.
      • Just Checking (23/09/2022, 08:32) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
        Is the Former Premier an Indigenous Virgin Islander? Just asking for a friend.
      • Ben Dover (23/09/2022, 13:09) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
        The baby doesn’t decide where it’s going to be born.

        Just when will we all move on from all the racism and hatred.

        We are all the same.
      • jah know (23/09/2022, 14:16) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        In this day and age the word indigenous doesn't doesn't matter anymore, what really matters now is where you came out your mother's womb.
        • oh really (23/09/2022, 17:18) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
          "Indigenous doesn't matter anymore" - now here is someone trying to justify muddying up the BVI waters.
    • Learn to read and understand (23/09/2022, 09:52) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Listen here asteroid, they said that at least two of the persons held L I V E in the BVI, Maybe your sibling or your man not necessarily a British Virgin Islander or Belonger so put your fangs back in your pie hole.
    • Stupes (23/09/2022, 10:28) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Where would you like to send them? Send the "island people... back home" yes.
  • lol (22/09/2022, 17:50) Like (48) Dislike (14) Reply
    Pablo and el chapo couldn’t hold off the US yet these scalawags in the bvi think they doing something smh shots fired at engine alright papa game over
  • Well Sah (22/09/2022, 18:05) Like (49) Dislike (2) Reply
    The waters HOT with the popo since the Drew and y'all still not learning
  • Pilot (22/09/2022, 19:24) Like (38) Dislike (4) Reply
    Armed helicopters will stop those smuggler's speed boats every time, maybe even sink them!
  • Knuckle Heads (22/09/2022, 19:31) Like (78) Dislike (3) Reply
    Two groups of people who will NEVER LEARN:
    1. Scooter Riders
    2. Drug Dealers
    • And - (22/09/2022, 23:38) Like (58) Dislike (2) Reply
      3. Politicians
      • The White Goose (23/09/2022, 03:42) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        This being giving the BVI the golden eggs and good life for so long,, It's going be hard to give up that white Goose, we love the golden eggs and the good life.. But things have changed its not as easy as it was in the 80s and 90s.. The fight continues.,
    • Knuckle heads father (23/09/2022, 00:45) Like (3) Dislike (23) Reply
      I tell your mother to throw IT AWAY AND SHE STILL KEPT YOU????????‍♂️
  • Theron (23/09/2022, 05:17) Like (1) Dislike (27) Reply

    Wa mi fi see here? Wa de rascl@@. Unno nah kno its babylon afta duh likkle yute them after de brown bomba fi geh we pon trouble? Zeen starr!

    Always rememba Everyday, we be burnin' not concernin' what nobody wanna say. we be earnin' dollars turnin'g cau we mind deh pon we pay, some got gold and oil and diamonds all we got is the white lady! Legalize it, time you recognize it! Sellah!

    • WHAT!!! (23/09/2022, 10:09) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your gibberish again ! If you can’t write iintelligible please don’t bother
  • vi (23/09/2022, 05:31) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
    Bring in the uk ????????
  • peter tosh (23/09/2022, 05:52) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    When you live in a glass house you don't throw stones!
  • The convo on the boat (23/09/2022, 07:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dread dawg dem man shoot up yo fks
  • .... (23/09/2022, 08:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    take risk or lose the chance...all part of the game....
  • Bodyguard(USA) (23/09/2022, 08:54) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    hope you guys picking up the movements: when dope is intercepted at sea the USA Authorities make sure it is under their control

    When the same system runs into human trafficking
    those folks are landed off at road town because there is no substantial monetary in such transaction

    you will never hear any more NEWS about Transaction: babylon and those con-plans

    distribution is a must

    • Lilly (23/09/2022, 10:35) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      BVI needs to turn a blind eye to human trafficking and let them go about their merry way to the USVI. The USVI drive them to the BVI and we are fully aware, but we like assuming liability.
      • the rock (24/09/2022, 03:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        What happens is the US Coast quard follows them till they get into our waters then they call our dummies polide, immigration and customs to majr tye arrest in our waters then it's our problem, smart problem, to make matters worst the drugs and Money and boat goes to the US, jack $sses we are!
  • Going down (23/09/2022, 09:49) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    The BVI economic going down. The white lady and Trust companies (money laundering) is wat keeping this island afloat for year’s. Sorry to say it but y’all know it.
  • Bales (23/09/2022, 12:52) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    No dope no hope
  • Jail Tine (23/09/2022, 13:52) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    More jail time and incarceration extended to stop these trolls from going about their business Too many times people get a slap on the wrist and go back to it. I'm father at it sees all their money their possessions
  • great (23/09/2022, 16:05) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    They were caught in BVI waters but yet the Government her let the USVI gone with all that money that can help to fix plenty in the country..

    Smart very smart
  • Think About It. (23/09/2022, 19:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least we have border protection. We see the one world order in full display at the queen funeral. All world leaders were there to show their coming together.
  • Interesting (23/09/2022, 22:51) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Interesting if they were caught in the BVI waters and the BVI let the US authorities take over the case. Something is not right as it means this place BVI is not a real place. Look trouble for we Virgin Islanders.
  • Lilly (24/09/2022, 02:20) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am trying to understand why they are in the custody if the USCG when they were caught off VG. Is that Part if the US now?

    How is it they do not hold the illegal migrants who make it to USVi waters. They chase them from St. John back to the BVI then call the BVI authorities.
    • Big Slick Willie (24/09/2022, 12:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Because the U.S. knows these criminals would be back out the next day.
  • What!! (24/09/2022, 06:15) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Learn to tesd and understand 22 miles rast of V.G. is NOT in BVI waters,
  • Hmm (24/09/2022, 06:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The government here should use all money found from this bust and all previous ones to build the roads in East End ????
  • Big Slick Willie (24/09/2022, 12:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And they thought Fahie was there to make it happen.
  • THE POINT IS (24/09/2022, 16:01) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
  • VERY STRANGE (24/09/2022, 16:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
  • ???? (29/09/2022, 21:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Por fin donde tienen los tres detenido en las islas vírgenes alguien que me informe

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