PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Gendarmes on the French Side of the island and KPSM assisted by the Customs Department continue to carry out general joint controls as promised using the articles mentioned in “Treaty of Concordia” as a basis. These controls are held with the focus on combating crime on either side of the island in general and mainly armed robberies.
On Friday June 9th between 06.00 a.m. and 09.00 a.m. a joint controls were held simultaneously by both law enforcement organizations at all border crossings.
Both organizations provided each other with the necessary support in regard to the citizens from the respective side of the island.
A total of 25 vehicles were controlled, 02 vehicles were towed and 6 fines were given to drivers that were in violation with the traffic laws. This was a very successful control and other controls are scheduled to be held in the near future.