A second law enforcement officer has been charged in relation to the 2,300-kilo cocaine that was seized in the BVI last month.
This second accused policeman has been identified as 32-year-old Emile Jimenez.
A media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on Thursday, December 3 said Officer Jimenez is to appear before the Magistrate’s Court at the next available court date charged with “one count of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug to another, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, one count of keeping a firearm without a licence, and one count of unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon”.
“This arrest is as a result of ongoing investigations in the cocaine seized in Balsum Ghut in early November. Inquiries are continuing in the matter,” the RVIPF stated.
In the meantime, the other persons arrested and charged iare 41-year-old police constable, Darren Davis and his 40-year-old brother, Liston Davis. Officer Davis has been a law enforcer for more than 20 years.
The drugs in question have an estimated value of a quarter-billion dollars and were seized alongside multiple guns while police were executing a search warrant at a property in Balsam Ghut, Tortola on the evening of Friday, November 6.
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