Drug smuggling arrests made at the Princess Juliana International Airport and Harbor
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Drug smuggling arrests made at the Princess Juliana International Airport and Harbor

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) Alpha Team arrested several persons over the last few weeks in connection with their involvement with the smuggling of narcotics into Sint Maarten, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

On the July 20th, 2020, the Alpha Team arrested a male with initials D.S. in connection with his involvement in the importing various quantities of illegal narcotics through the Princess Julianna International Airport (PJIA).

This incident took place during the month of May 2020. The Alpha Team intercepted a parcel that was shipped to the airport.

After D.S.’s arrest, he was brought to the station in Philipsburg where he is still being held for questioning.

In a subsequent arrest made on July 27th, 2020, the Alpha Team arrested a suspect with the initials B.M.H. for his attempts to smuggle a large quantity of illegal narcotics via the Harbor in Point Blanche.

The drugs were confiscated, and the suspect was incarcerated after being questioned. As this is still an ongoing investigation, further information will be provided as it becomes available.

The Alpha Team is a jointly multidisciplinary Team that is comprised of the Police Department KPSM, the Customs Department, the Immigration Department, the Koninklijke Marechaussee and the Coast Guard. (KPSM)

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