Two males are now in the custody of local law enforcement after being captured at sea yesterday, Sunday, September 6.
Police Information Officer Akia Thomas told BVI News the incident occurred at 5:35 pm.
She said the men were intercepted as they were heading towards West End, Tortola.
“Two males were met and were subsequently detained. The investigation is ongoing,” Thomas said.
She said the men were detained for illegal entry. The police information officer did not disclose their nationalities. However, news of the incident comes as the territory has heightened its border security to stymie the increased smuggling activity that has been happening between the BVI and the neighbouring US Virgin Islands.
BVI News will provide updates as further information becomes available.