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Dominica boat with 14 passengers and three-crew detained

Police photo of the vessel. Police photo of the vessel.

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On Thursday October 3rd, 2019, approximately 02.45 pm a concerned citizen called the police dispatch, concerning a suspicious yacht that just docked at Walther Plantz pier, police said in a report on Thursday evening.

At the location the police patrol encountered a yacht with the name SOLETUDE with about 14 passengers with a three-man crew aboard. The captain and crew could not give a good reason for docking in Sint Maarten without first clearing customs and immigration.

The passengers and crew members were brought over to the police station and are being held for questioning. The human smuggling team together with immigration department are busy with the investigation.

According to information gathered, the boat set sail out of Dominica a few days ago. The final destination of the yacht is still a mystery. (Sint Maarten Police Force)    

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