St. Maarten Police detain six for drugs and weapons possession

POSTED: 06/30/11 12:22 PM

St. Maarten – Six people that police arrested and detained Saturday remain in custody on drug and weapons possession charges. The six, who are from different parts of the region, were arrested after several months of surveillance and investigation.

Alongside the arrests police seized roughly 10 kilos of cocaine, 20, 000 dollars, fire arms, a yacht and a dinghy. Police also searched three different locations.

Two suspects are from the United States Virgin Islands, and there is one each from St. Eustatius, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia and St. Maarten. All six people remain in custody as the investigation continues.

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