SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - On September 23, 2021, the Alpha Team carried out a house search and arrested one suspect with initials Z.M.D.D. (24) for his involvement in a drug smuggling operation.
The house search and arrest are in connection with an ongoing investigation into trafficking and/dealing in narcotics.
The incident that triggered this investigation took place in July 2021 at Princess Juliana International Airport. Several items relevant to this investigation was confiscated during the search.
After the search, the suspect was transported to the police station in Philipsburg and detained there in connection with the investigation.
The Alpha Team is a joint multidisciplinary Team consisting of the Police KPSM, Customs, Immigration, Royal Military Police and the Coast Guard. (KPSM)