(V I Consortium) The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (R.V.I.P.F.) of the British Virgin Islands has arrested a second member of its own ranks in the historic drug bust where 2,353 kilograms of cocaine was seized in November, which equates to about $250 million USD — the largest drug confiscation in the British territory’s history.
A release issued by the R.V.I.P.F. Thursday identified the second police officer as 32-year-old Emile Jimenez, who will appear before the BVI Magistrate’s Court at the next available court date.
The police officer was charged with one count of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug to another, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply, one count of keeping a firearm without a license, and one count of unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon.
“This arrest is as a result of ongoing investigations in the cocaine seized in Balsum Ghut in early November. Inquiries are continuing in the matter,” said the R.V.I.P.F.
The cocaine was seized in a house belonging to Darren Davis, 41, who has been a police officer in the BVI for 20 years. The operation was conducted by a special BVI police unit handpicked to lead the high-stakes effort. At the time, investigators were preparing a probe into Mr. Davis and his brother, Liston Davis, both of whom have been arrested.