St. Maarten Police arrest five in drug bust

POSTED: 02/21/14 2:45 PM

St. Maarten – Yesterday morning police officers arrested four men and one women during raids at houses in Cole Bay and Sucker Garden. The men are suspected of (international) drug dealing. The police action began around 6 a.m. Officers conducted searches in five houses and the establishment of one company. The arrests and the searches were executed by members of the police force in the context of a criminal investigation dubbed Saxophone.

Law enforcement suspects the five detainees of importing hard drugs. The prosecutor’s office identified the male suspects as H.T., G.O.W., S.E.G. and H.M.H. and the woman as J.M.

Officers conducted the searches in the presence of the judge of instruction and a public prosecutor. The officers confiscated several items like computers and telephones.

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