By Clive Bacchus
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Police are on the hunt for a suspect who fled the scene while security forces nabbed four others believed to involved in a smuggling operation near the shore in Palmetto Point on St. Kitts.
On August 14, a boat was spotted near the shore in the Palmetto Point area. The Coast Guard contacted the Police at about 8 p.m. and several units responded. Following an initial search of the vessel and surrounding water, three persons – a national of St. Kitts and Nevis, a national of the Dominican Republic and a national of Venezuela – were taken into custody. according to a police statement issued Monday afternoon (August 17).
The vessel, which is called ‘Black Kings’ is registered in St. Kitts and Nevis. It was seized by the Coast Guard. One additional national of the Federation, who was found on land in the vicinity of Palmetto Bay, was also taken into custody.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspect is asked to contact the Old Road Police Station at 465-6250 or their nearest Police Station.