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Martinique: Over 100 People Arrested During Month-Long Anti-Crime Operation


A major anti-crime operation in the neighbouring Island of Martinique has resulted in law enforcement officers arresting 107 people in the past month.

The fight, particularly against violent crime, got a boost when the French Caribbean Island welcomed an 80-member gendarme squadron from France. 

Their presence led to several arrests of armed individuals and drug trafficking suspects.

According to local reports, law enforcement officers carried out 7000 checks involving 3500 people and 3200 vehicles in the past month.

On Thursday night, officers checked 126 people resulting in six arrests and eighteen fines.

And on its Facebook page, the Martinique Gendarmerie said it intervened this week to restore public order in Ozanam after youngsters threw firecrackers at a house. 

 According to the Facebook post, officers who came under a stone-throwing attack arrested three minors and confiscated ammunition, cash, knives, and narcotics.

The officers handed over two minors to their parents and kept one in custody.

They plan to continue the stop-and-search operation during the next few weeks in response to an upsurge in violent crime in Martinique.


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  1. Perhaps we could engage the 80 member gendarme squadron here. Unfortunately, we don’t have even postal service between St. Lucia and France.


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