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DUTCH CARIBBEAN COASTGUARD - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) On Saturday, February 18th twenty two (22) persons arrested illegally Curacao tried to enter. They all had the Venezuelan nationality. A firearm was also intercepted. Last Friday there were already two (2) Venezuelans arrested.

The radar operator of the Rescue and Coordination Center (RCC) Coast Guard detected a suspicious contact south of Curacao. A unit from the Centre for Parera yanked equal to investigate the contact. At the height of the Spanish Water, they found an unlit vessel with twenty two people on board.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Detective Department has been engaged in the investigation of the disappearance of the two men namely S L. SARANTE-DIAZ and E. ROSARIO. Both men were last seen in the afternoon of Monday, December 5th 2016 in the vicinity of Simpson Bay Resort at "Pelican". Since then, nothing was heard from them. The investigation team has interviewed a large number of witnesses and relevant information was obtained.

 The investigation team still wants to get in touch with persons who on December 5th 2016, in the afternoon were at the Simpson Bay Resort or in the immediate area and may have seen something or heard something that can be of great importance to help resolve this matter. The investigation team will in this regard particularly like to get in touch with a young woman who was at the site of the Simpson Bay Resort in the afternoon of December 5, 2016. This woman was dressed in light blue jeans and wearing a tight pink T-shirt, she has brown complexion, short dark colored hair, she is small and has a medium to strong build. (See pics attached)

This woman was with the man shown in the picture. If anyone knows who this woman is, or if this person is you, we ask you to get in urgent contact with the investigation team by calling 54-22222, ext 211/214/215 or the anonymous tip line #9300

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - February 15th of 2017 marks exactly one year since the escape of K. FORTUNE, aka "Kuchi". The Prosecutor’s Office and KPSM is announcing that this investigation is still ongoing and that a reward of Nafls 5,000.– will be given to anyone for information that could lead to the arrest of "Kuchi".

It is also important to remind the entire community that being helpful to K. FORTUNE K., aka "Kuchi" in hiding or escaping from justice is punishable.

The Prosecutor’s Office and KPSM are requesting anyone who has information that could lead to the arrest of K. FORTUNE, aka "Kuchi" to immediately inform their Community police officers or call 542-2222 ext 214, 215 or the anonymous tip line # 9300.

On February 15th 2016, around 03.30 p.m. the message came in at the Central Police Dispatch that the detainee K. FORTUNE, aka "Kuchi", born on October 14th, 1977 on the island of Grenada, who is sentenced to imprisonment for murder at the House of Detention in Point Blanche, had escaped from the prison guards, who had taken him for a doctor's visit in Cay Hill.

CURAÇAO - On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the extradition of Ramphis "Ronchi" Rietwijk (1965), Rogelio "Greg" Koeiman (1968) and Gilbertico "Kalala" Felecia (1978) to the United States has taken place. They left Curacao (Felecia and Rietwijk) and St. Maarten (Koeiman) on a special flight of the US authorities.

The extradition of Koeiman, Rietwijk and Felecia has known a long trajectory which started in 2013 with the arrest and extradition requests for the three by the United States. This in connection with allegations of involvement in at least two drug shipments from Philipsburg to the US. Their apprehension was ordered in July 2013 by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

POINTE BLANCHE, St. Maarten - On Tuesday February 14th at approximately 10.00 a.m. police and detectives were sent to the Pointe Blanche Prison where a serious fight was going on between inmates. On the scene the investigating officers learnt that indeed a fight had taken place and that one person suffered an injury to his head.

He was taken to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for treatment. The reason why and who the others involved in this fight were, is still unclear.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Tuesday February 14th 2017 at approximately 10:05 a.m. the suspect with initials E.L. Jr. for whom an arrest warrant was issued since March 2015 was arrested by police. The arrest took place in the vicinity of the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg after he was spotted and stopped by police driving as a passenger of a black SUV.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Tuesday February 14th two men was arrested by police in connection with the ongoing home invasion investigation which took place in the evening of December 7th 2016 at a home in the area of Pelican Keys. During this home invasion four masked and armed men forced their way into the home of the victim and assaulted him. The suspects then went on to rob the victim of his bank/ credits card. One of the suspects was later caught on video camera at different automated bank machines using the stolen cards from the victim.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Tuesday February 14th the Police Department held general controls on different locations on the island. The controls started at approximately 06:30 a.m. on the Zagersgut road, where a total of about 40 vehicles including heavy transport vehicles, which were not allowed to be on the public street between 06:00 a.m. and 08:00 a.m.

The controls continued at approximately 09:00 a.m. at the entrance to Port Sint Maarten and A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities where all heavy transport vehicles such as dump trucks and trailer trucks going into en leaving the harbor premises were controlled. These vehicles were controlled for safety aspects and to verify if all documents for these vehicles were in order and also if the drivers were in possession of the required drivers license to operate these vehicles.

Caribbean Coastguard - Last Sunday afternoon the Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) has contributed to a significant drug catch by colleagues of the Colombian Navy. The patrol aircraft of the Coast Guard, the DASH-8, in collaboration with Americans 'Go Fast' followed. Thus, the fast boat could be used for the coast of Colombia by units of the Colombian Navy. The go-fast was initially left for the North but had to turn around because of bad luck. The load of cocaine, weighing 412 kilograms, was arrested confiscated and the two crew members.

Coast Guard assists drug interception in Colombia.

Last Sunday afternoon the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard (DCCG) assisted in the interception of a significant amount of drugs by the colleagues of the Colombian Navy.

PHILIPBURG, St. Maarten - The Special Unit Robbery is presently is presently investigating an armed robbery which took place on Monday February 13th at approximately 02.00 a.m. at Beach Plaza Casino on the Walter Nisbeth road in Philipsburg.

According to reports at two unmasked men both with a firearm robbed that cashier of an undisclosed amount of cash. After committing this act both men calmly left the scene on foot.

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