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UK national nabbed for forging Customs document

Information reaching BVI News is that a UK national residing at a Tortola address was recently slapped with forgery charges related to a boat he was trying to send to the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

It is unclear whether the resident is the owner of the boat. It is further unclear the purpose it is usually used for.

However, BVI news understands that the resident forged a document that Customs officials usually give to persons who are authorised to take their boats out of the BVI.

The accused UK national then gave the forged document to someone else who was trying to take the vessel in question to the USVI. But when Customs officials reviewed the documents, they were found to be counterfeits.

Further investigations led police to the UK resident who originally forged the documents. Our news centre understands that he admitted to the offence.

Details about his court appearance couldn’t be ascertained up to news time.


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  1. WOW says:

    And there are those in high places in the BVI who make us believe that once you’re uk you’re ok.

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    • @Wow says:

      Please read to understand instead of your fingers being quick to type. The news said a UK national residing in Tortola. Therefore, they have used the word resident in regards to his status here in the BVI.

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  2. Wait? says:

    You first say it’s a UK national residing in Tortola and then you say it’s a UK resident.

    Which one is it?

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  3. Mimi says:

    Them D**N UK people.

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  4. Just Asking says:

    Time for government to appoint a new civil service position of Official Nabber. Duties will involve nabbing UK citizens as required.
    Qualifications. Previous experience in Nabbing and willingness to travel throughout the Virgin Islands, Remuneration. $100.000 per annum, Range Rover for personal use, Two months annual leave and 75% final salary pension at age 55.
    Please apply to Chief Controller of Nabbing, Department of Nabbing, The nabbed Building, Road Town Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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  5. really says:

    If its their boat then take it off them and jail for 6 months then deport. signed UK National

  6. Hehe says:

    Do you think this is the first time this happen ? I believe this has been going on perhaps successful but this one got caught .My belief more to come

  7. Haha says:

    Stupid UK resident don’t understand the rules here, just pay the bribe it’s the way it done for years

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