Three suspected drug traffickers are now in the custody of authorities in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI) following an operation that led to the seizure of multiple bales of “suspected cocaine” near BVI waters.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) captured the suspects today with assistance from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and at least one other local law enforcement agency.
The RVIPF said in a brief press statement that “the USCG supported by RVIPF Marine Branch, Customs and US Customs and Border Protection pursued and stopped a vessel approximately 23 miles east of Virgin Gorda.”
The police did not specify the number of suspect drugs seized. However, the RVIPF said at least two of the three men in custody reside in the BVI. Their identities have not yet been released to the public.
Investigations are ongoing.
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