Two more arrests made in PJIA drug smuggling investigation

Two more arrests made in PJIA drug smuggling investigation

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) - As the investigation continues into the smuggling of drug at the Princess Juliana International Airport’s (PJIA) shipping facility, the Alpha Team have made two more arrest, the police announced on Tuesday.

A male with initials R.A.S. and a female with initials T.A.B.S. were arrested today Tuesday June 23rd, 2020 for their involvement in the ongoing investigation.

The investigation started in April 2020, after it was discovered that several persons were involved in the smuggling of drugs to the island. The female suspect was released shortly after being interrogated by the detectives.

The male suspect remains in police custody in connection with the investigation.

Since the beginning of the investigation the Sint Maarten Police Force, Alpha Team have made several arrests. As more information becomes available it will be relayed to the community.

The Alpha Team is a joint 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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