Fifth employee of immigration service arrested in Ostrich-investigation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Thursday morning March 9, 2017 the suspect D.M.M. (33) born in Aruba had been detained in the Ostrich-investigation. She is suspected of bribery and human smuggling and is the fifth employee of the immigration service to be arrested in this investigation.

The Judge of Instruction on Friday, March 10, 2017 deemed the arrest and detention of the suspect lawful. Her detention has prolonged with eight more days.

It concerns an investigation carried out by the Unit Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling of the St. Maarten Police Force, KPSM into illegal admittance of amongst others Jamaicans, Haitians and Guyanese.

Last week a fourth suspect of the immigration service was detained. Also a lawyer was arrested in connection with the Ostrich-investigation. The investigation continues.

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0 #3 local st maarten boy 2017-03-12 17:44
on Aruba where she was born she could not even get a job on the garbage truck she have a job here and what she doing? letting in illegal criminals in the land to f up the place then she run back Aruba, the should lock her as up and throw away the key, lock them all up ,bunch of money hungry fools.
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0 #2 Funny 2017-03-10 18:53
finally the truth is coming out..desperate locals in need to catch up or for a husband will do and go through great lengths for any jealouse cause...even if it meant selling out SXM...here I was thinking it's only the politicians but now also commoners...really wish the Dutch will take over (higher supervision) now!!!!

Finally site inspections for and I truly hope, ALL WORKING ESTABLISHMENTS!!! Working papers, permits and workbooks in check!!! Fines issued!

Opportunities will soon be looking good for the local unemployed
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+2 #1 baba 2017-03-10 18:19
Public Education calls with immigration officers to let teachers in from Guyana and Jamaica. These teachers are then picked up by the chief personnel manager This should also be investigated. The personnel manager has about the same age as the persons arrested and went to school with most of them here on the island. The person is involved with someone from Jamaica and regulated the stay of that person through the IND.
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