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Saint Lucian Arrested In Martinique After Jumping Into A River


A Saint Lucian national who attempted to evade arrest by plunging into a river in neighbouring Martinique on Sunday failed to escape.

According to the Gendarmerie de Martinique Facebook page, the Saint Lucian man fled while four mobile gendarmes were conducting a check at Petit Bourg, Lamentin.

The Facebook post said after plunging into the muddy water, the fugitive hid among bushes near the river bank.

However, a Griffon 972 helicopter with a tracker system on board located him.

After that, two officers jumped into the river and arrested him.

The officers also seized one kilogramme of cannabis.

Social media erupted in praise for the law enforcement officers for risking their lives to arrest the Saint Lucian national since a crocodile nicknamed ‘Georges’ had been spotted in the community and the creature’s whereabouts were unknown.

A gendarmerie helicopter photographed the animal for the first time in 2016.

Since then, there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to capture the approximately three-metre-long reptile.

While lauding the gendarmes for Sunday’s arrest in the river, one social media user commented that it was a shame that ‘friend Georges’ did not resolve the problem.

Photos courtesy Gendarmerie de Martinique.

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  1. What’s his name??? And don’t tell me nonsense that “we cannot give his name because he’s considered innocent until he’s proven guilty”! For crying out loud, the officers on Martinique put theor lives at risk to apprehend an “innocent” Lucian! I bet if the alligator had shred him to bits they would have given the name of the poor, innocent law-breaker!

  2. gorege was asleep perhaps if someone else didn’t cannibalized it. That being said Lucians really making its name globally now.

  3. They should leave his axx in there long enough for ‘Georges’ the Crocodile to bite a chunk off his axx. I’m sure George is not alone in there; when the others smell blood he’d be lucky to make it out alive. A 3 Metre long Croc is about 10 to 12ft long; how about sending all our drug dealers & our drug lord to meet with Mr. George for one night?

  4. I didn’t know that Martinique had aligators or crocodiles but never been to Martinique anyway same with grenada I didn’t know grenada had amardillos but I lived there for years that’s how I found out

  5. Saint Lucian Police can Yall do that? LMAO absolutely not cause prisoners escaping from yall in the police station it self. Thats if they would even jump in the marchand river to capture a criminal LMAO

  6. Some Lucians take pride in putting St. Lucia on radar in a negative spotlight – 238 square miles and some of the citizens just don’t know how to conduct themselves at home or abroad – wow wow wow wow

  7. Thank GOD you wasn’t killed by them,and was eaten by ‘George ‘the Crocodile and not forget the alligator

  8. When the people started reporting sightings of crocs, nobody did anything. Soon from now inside their homes they will go. Also St Lucia s making news but when Martinicans down here doing how much share nothing is reported not done about it. Sleep still. They put white men only on the ports. Wait for it


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