Published On: Wed, Jan 18th, 2017

More immigration employees arrested for human smuggling and bribery

GREAT BAY – The Ostrich-investigation into the illegal admittance of Jamaicans and Haitians to St. Maarten has led to two more arrests. Yesterday morning around 6.20 a.m. members of the human smuggling and human trafficking unit of the police force, assisted by officers of the National Detective Agency arrested two employees of the immigration service, identified in a oppress release from the prosecutor’s office as 33-year-old A.A.D. and 34-year-old K.L.M.B.

They are suspected of human smuggling, bribery and abuse of their function.

The investigation began on April 26 of last year. On November 14 of last year investigators arrested another female employee of the immigration service, 36-year-old J.M. she is currently still in detention. Her partner D.F., who was also arrested at the time, has been released by he remains a suspect in the case.