SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - In connection with an ongoing investigation into drugs smuggling, (KUMA) the Police force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) Alpha Team arrested two male employees of Menzies Aviation Sint Maarten on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, the police announced on Wednesday in a press release.
The suspects with the initials E.S.C. C and O.F.S were arrested on suspicion of exporting narcotics via the Princess Juliana International Airport to Canada.
A quantity of narcotics was seized in Canada earlier this year that arrived on a flight out of Sint Maarten.
This investigation is being conducted by the personnel of Alpha Team in collaboration with Customs and the Coastguard, KMar and other units of the KPSM.
In addition to the arrests, several house searches took place on Wednesday morning under the supervision of the examining judge and the prosecutor’s office.
A search also took place at Menzies Aviation Office at the Princess Juliana International Airport. The two suspects are being held at the police station pending further investigation. (KPSM)