Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Police Issue New Warning After Arresting Six On Suspicion Of Illegal Entry

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Saint Lucia police have issued a fresh warning against attempts to enter Saint Lucia illegally, after intercepting two vessels with a total of six men aboard.

The men, all Saint Lucians, are believed to have journeyed from neighbouring Martinique.

“This is something serious,” Deputy Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, told St Lucia Times Wednesday shortly after the men were arrested.

He said one of the intercepted vessels was loaded with items of ‘French origin.’

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“There was an exchange of persons from one vessel to another, so if there is any COVID-19 it can be transferred,” Desir explained.

He told St Lucia Times it was for that reason that the men were being put into quarantine.

The senior police officer said the police will do all in their power to intercept vessels engaged in illegal activities off Saint Lucia.

Desir said based on the police investigation into the latest incident, the men will be charged.

He disclosed that the Customs and Excise Department will also become involved from the standpoint of addressing the issue of goods being brought into Saint Lucia without proper declaration.

The entry of people into Saint Lucia illegally has been cited as the greatest threat to the Island’s first against the spread of COVID-19.

Police intercepted the six men suspected of illegal entry just hours before Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, announced that this country had recorded two more cases of COVID-19.

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