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UPDATE: Suspected cocaine found on seized aircraft on Anegada- RVIPF

August 20th, 2023 | Tags: police RVIPF USVI police Anegada drugs
Large amounts of cocaine have reportedly been discovered on an aircraft that was grounded at Auguste George Airport on Anegada yesterday, August 19, 2023. Photo: Team of Reporters
Information coming into the Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that a joint task force made up of police from the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) are this evening, August 19, 2023, pursuing a suspected drug smuggler who reportedly landed an aircraft on Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
Information coming into the Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that a joint task force made up of police from the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) are this evening, August 19, 2023, pursuing a suspected drug smuggler who reportedly landed an aircraft on Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Large amounts of cocaine have reportedly been discovered on an aircraft that was grounded at Auguste George Airport on Anegada yesterday, August 19, 2023.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a brief statement late last night said a joint operation between US Authorities and RVIPF Officers was conducted earlier in the day on Anegada.

“An aeroplane and a significant amount of what is believed to be cocaine were seized in the operation. Investigations are active therefore no other information is available at this time,” the RVIPF stated.

Police did not say whether any arrests were made.

See previous article published August 19, 2023

Police reportedly pursuing suspected drug smuggler @ Anegada

Information coming into our news center this evening, August 19, 2023, is that a joint task force made up of police from the Virgin Islands (VI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is pursuing a suspected drug smuggler who reportedly landed an aircraft on Anegada.

While details remain sketchy, sources told our newsroom that as a result of the manhunt, the main Auguste George Airport on Anegada is reportedly closed and a plane grounded.

Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) will bring more information as it becomes available. 

39 Responses to “UPDATE: Suspected cocaine found on seized aircraft on Anegada- RVIPF”

  • Real life.. (19/08/2023, 21:36) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
    Narcos! Way too much is going on in the territory.
  • Blind Man (19/08/2023, 22:29) Like (47) Dislike (2) Reply
    Big business people on the payroll. Anegada a hot spot they know only one officer there.
    • Winky (20/08/2023, 19:39) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please be careful they don't steal the plane or set it on fire this time.
  • weed (19/08/2023, 23:45) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    God, they are not very smart
  • Josh (20/08/2023, 00:28) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
    Them boys partying even before the product reach tortola,the investment gone down the drain,now the money they spent in all them bars and club wouldn't come back since the police get the drugs,them boys will start the war with each other soon,with the drone in the air and the satellite that focuses on illegal entry vessel and plane,nothing wouldn't be able to enter vi water,us controlling the bvi water now because they have the equipment.
    • @Josh (20/08/2023, 09:30) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
      Dope will never stop running once people still using.
      • Josh (20/08/2023, 22:59) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
        I understand what you are saying,but the British virgin island people are staining this island name by letting the drugs flow through,and yet they don't invest the money here when they do have it,it's is just a waist of time,bvi act as a middle man for the cartels,but sometimes when the middle man make money they believe they are the cartels,that is why you shouldn't make money full your eyes because it is never enough even when you are rich...soon I will open a school for these pricks who think they are smart,remember the government workers went to school when you drop out.
    • Marlom (20/08/2023, 23:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      you are gross the only people who celebrate are the ones who win what they lost a while ago they won is not a single person who works there are many organizations and groups
    • drugs give you food (20/08/2023, 23:07) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      if tortola runs out of drugs, tortola goes hungry, the only thing that tortola produces is income plus nothing
  • uh (20/08/2023, 05:16) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them don't learn what kind of brain them have even a dog smart them them right now sorry to say these are catching days brother
  • HMMM (20/08/2023, 05:48) Like (34) Dislike (6) Reply
    Yes it’s been going on there for years ,I’m so glad you guys finding out about everything…let them MS suffer now!! Go find a real job! Set of lazy punks!!
    • dumb (20/08/2023, 07:39) Like (16) Dislike (53) Reply
      Those lazy bums support local businesses that you never will. Those lazy bums risk their lives everyday while you sits behind your desk. Those lazy bums keep our economy afloat while you barely pay your taxes. The bars, jewelry stores, restaurants, car dealers, construction businesses, clubs, supermarkets, marine industry suppliers, landlords and more all benefit from any single one of those lazy bums. Drug running is a crime because Ronald Regan decided it was a crime. It is not a sin against God. When the drugs stop running, the economies in this region also drops. It is just a fact. So mind how you demonize these lazy bums.
      • @dumb (20/08/2023, 14:42) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
        WOW! You have absolutely no connection with what humans can do. I’m so sorry that you have truly lost yourself. It is only you who is lost. You will live with your empty words. Thank you for the money show.
  • Shaun. (20/08/2023, 08:26) Like (15) Dislike (12) Reply
    I pray everyday for them to bring back hanging. Let them hang all convicted drugs smugglers along with all convicted murderers and thieves.
  • Hotmess (20/08/2023, 09:34) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow. Boat racing now plane landed
  • YEP , LETS DO IT (20/08/2023, 09:46) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Real Talk (20/08/2023, 09:52) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Police and customs have a free plane use it wisely renel frazer and alwin james is no there .
    • @Real Talk (21/08/2023, 10:29) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I am sorry you are still so bitter. Please seek professional help before you expire. Frazer and James regardless, are very happy with their lives.
  • snowman (20/08/2023, 10:34) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    Money haffi make wese hungry
    • @snowman (20/08/2023, 13:59) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you use to eat before, now you will definitely starve...GAME OVER!
  • watch out (20/08/2023, 11:06) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply least they have the plane this time.
  • Watermelon (20/08/2023, 11:47) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Planes have been landing there and Beef for years, yet nobody ever knows anything
  • By tonight (20/08/2023, 11:57) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    That air plane going to get burn down
  • Wright bros. (20/08/2023, 12:01) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    Hope the plane not remote controlled other wise tonight it flies!
  • Guest (20/08/2023, 13:25) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder if this has been going on in Anegada for a long time given their one and two man police force???
    • jah know (20/08/2023, 16:13) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      More than likely this wasn't their 1st time landing there. Wasn't ppl saying how they keep seeing and hearing unauthorized planes landing and taking off???
    • @guest (20/08/2023, 17:39) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ita been going on for years. All those illegal immigrants that is where they take them and tbey catch the ferry come over to tola. They have the hook up over there
  • The watchdog (20/08/2023, 14:31) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply

    Excellent questions all - stay tuned for part 2
  • @ real talk (20/08/2023, 14:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The reality is the plane was abandoned, nobody can touch it without papers and records, aviation authorities will insist on both for it ever to fly again. it will stay there and rot, or govt can sink it at sea.
    • @@real talk (20/08/2023, 15:53) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      thats really funny as the flew the plane to Tortola and towed the boat and dinghy that were waiting for the drugs down to Tola.
  • @dumb (20/08/2023, 17:28) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    You sure do sound dumb. I live here and that crap is helping no one. None. Go support some local farmers growing weed rather than people want to turn the streets into fiends. Its not about the smuggling as you so put it... its what you are smuggling & that coke crap is helping NO ONE.

    The place hot for no reason undercover up in everyone business. VI landers scrutinized while traveling thanks to a few selfish people who cant recognize they are smuggling poison not medicine! If they were smuggling weed itd all good. Dummys
  • Who knows know (20/08/2023, 19:08) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    L&M rentals would be able to tell the tale.
  • DON Q (20/08/2023, 20:04) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    I have no idea why the governor don’t free the weed and give the people in jail compensation packages.
  • Next step (20/08/2023, 22:01) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Will be the owner of the product coming after a closed family member like a mom, sister, brother , even child and grandparents. This doesn’t mean they sill ain’t have to pay. Just being for the rest of their lives the belongs to the person who sent them. Dealing with drugs have no real
    Benefits don’t let certain music videos or snaps make
    You think otherwise. It’s crazy how this behavior is so welcome, endorsed and supported in many ways in the BVI. Basically every Kia solo rental owner basically got those vehicles from… more
  • kpt (21/08/2023, 08:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @dumb you are a A$$
  • BB Res (21/08/2023, 08:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @dumb your ignorant point of view has destroyed the BVI. The narco trade has eroded the fabric of our society, and same on other islands in the region. And other countries like Ecuador. you are an ignorant @&&
  • Such a disgrace (22/08/2023, 02:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    See what our beautiful Anegada come to. A place of proud hard working people now turn to a place for greedy selfish money hungry fools who always want the easy out of life. Boasting and arrogant people time will tell the tale and your time will run out. Shameful set don’t let your children and parents bawl. But then too need to suffer as they hold your secrets for so long. Shameless family pray to the right God. Your false gods won’t help you through this!

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