Police have charged two Saint Lucian men with illegal entry into St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
iWitness News has identified the two as Aaron Kadoo, 30, and Mario Chitolie, 25.
According to the online publication, the duo are also said to be assisting police with their investigation into an alleged automatic teller machine (ATM) scam in St. Vincent and the Grenadines over the past few days.
Both men have pleaded not guilty to a charge that on March 10, 2017, they entered the state by boat and disembarked without the consent of an immigration officer.
Aaron is also charged that on March 10, 2017, being a prohibited immigrant, he entered the state without a passport, at Barrouallie — a fishing town on the St. Vincent’s east coast.
The men were remanded in custody after the Prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the police are investigating a series of offences and the men are persons of interest.
iWitness news quoted sources as saying that the men were arrested as police conducted an investigation into an ATM scam in which some EC$70,000 was stolen from the accounts of depositors of one bank.