This article has been updated
A police sergeant in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has been charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
He is Officer Troy St Helen who has been suspended from duty.
The 39-year-old senior officer is to appear in Magistrate’s Court today, Friday, July 30.
St Helen had been interdicted from duty earlier this year following his suspected involvement in the January drug seizure.
He will be the third male charged in that operation which resulted in the seizure of more 200 kilos of cocaine.
Twenty-eight-year-old Shaun Massicott of East End was also charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply and being concerned with the supply of a controlled drug.
Devon Bedford of Harrigan Estate had been previously charged in the matter.
“During an operation on January 19 of this year in the Brandywine area, officers of the Force intercepted a rental vehicle,” the RVIPF said.
It added: “A search of that vehicle uncovered a large quantity of cocaine. A subsequent search of a second vehicle uncovered a smaller quantity of cocaine. A boat was seized as part of that operation.”
The image previously attached to this article was not that of the accused police sergeant Troy Helen but rather another officer, Dean Robin, who is NOT associated with any wrong doing. BVI News wishes to apologise to Mr Robin for the image/caption error.
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