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Two arrested for illegal entry, local charged with ‘smuggling’

Road Town Police Station.

Police have made two arrests in connection to a vessel that illegally entered the British Virgin Islands on Friday, April 3.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said in a media release on Saturday night that they arrested and charged two men whose vessel was intercepted by local marine officers around 3:40 pm on Friday.

Local law enforcers said one of the arrested men is a British Virgin Islander while the other is a native of the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI).

“BVIslander Tambu Frett and have been charged with being Engaged in Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew and, Bryan Bolan of the USVI has been charged with Illegal Entry and Breach of Curfew,” the RVIPF said.

Both men are still in police custody.

The arrests come at a time when local borders are closed and the BVI is under a live curfew. It also comes just days after Premier Andrew Fahie publicly warned residents not to smuggle persons into the BVI.

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  1. Musa says:

    Lbs his boat with jail time.

    • Ausar says:

      Can you let us know, Premier, WHERE will they all be quarantined?

      For the survival of all our lives, THIS, is what we need to know!!!!

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  2. dfdf says:

    That’s funny, I thought illegal was a sick bird.

    ILL-Eagle

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  3. Stupid says:

    These stupid guys are willing yo put the whole country at risk. I can bet there are others also. The premier needs address this issue clearly these guys with boats don’t care.

  4. Pay says:

    Let them pay for being so “smart.” Fine them $60,000 each.

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  5. shopping days says:

    Yea, there were lots of boats running through the cut up in North Sound headed to the drop off area those 3 days. Not a lot of fishing poles on those boats…I think there is quite a bit of product now for the 14 day curfew.

  6. LG says:

    anybody engaged in illegal activity should have their boat or car confiscated on the spot.
    the govt needs the cash to pull through this.
    there has to be stiff consequences

  7. AMH says:

    SO the proof should be in the pudding. Lets see if this place is really serious with the laws, warnings, etc.

    The arrests come at a time when local borders are closed and the BVI is under a live curfew. It also comes just days after Premier Andrew Fahie publicly warned residents not to smuggle persons into the BVI.

  8. Capt B. says:

    Wishing everyone the best. Stay healthy, be smart about your activities, and we will get through this.
    Stay Healthy!!

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