By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Police say two nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis are amongst the group of people taken into custody in connection to the illegal entry of immigrants from Haiti.
A statement issued by the police Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 05) revealed that “following an operation conducted on a home in Nelson’s Spring on January 03, an additional seven (7) persons – two (2) nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis and five (5) nationals of Haiti, two of whom currently reside in the Federation – were also taken into custody and placed in quarantine.”
Investigations so far have revealed that the captain and mate of the vessel are still at large.
On January 02, 2022, Police received reports of an unnamed vessel running aground in Bath Village, Nevis.
“Later that same day, seventeen (17) nationals of Haiti comprising eleven (11) males, four (4) females, and two (2) juveniles were taken into Police custody and are in quarantine. The vessel, which does not bear a name, was also seized,” the statement said.
Individuals with information about this incident or the whereabouts of the additional persons of interest are asked to contact the Charlestown Police Station by dialing 469-5391, the nearest Police Station, or the Crime Hotline at 707.