PHILISPBURG, St. Maarten – The general joint controls as announced in a prior press releases between the law enforcement departments from the French and Dutch side of the island consisting of the Gendarmes, the
Custom Department, the Voluntary Corps Sint Maarten (VKS) , the Royal Dutch Marechausee and the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) continued on Thursday August 9 th through Saturday August 11 th 2018.
The first controls started on Thursday August 9 th a 10.00 p.m. and lasted until 01.30 a.m. on Friday August 10th. These controls were held simultaneously at four different locations border crossing locations with the following results; a total of 67 vehicles were controlled, 19 fines were given, 8 vehicles were towed due to the lack of vehicle insurance and tint was removed from 19 vehicles. A total of 6 persons were arrested, 4 in connection with their legal status on the island, 1 for compulsory identification and one for public intoxication.
The controls continued on Friday August 10 th at 10.00 p.m. and lasted until Saturday August 11 th at 06.00 a.m. At total of 47 vehicles were stopped, 7 vehicles were towed, 6 fines were issued, tint were removed from 7 vehicles and 5 persons were arrested in connection with their illegal status on the island.
These general controls will continue as the working relation and cooperation between the French and Dutch law enforcement department continue to develop.