by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — The Police have detained a 26-year-old Kittitian man who illegally entered St. Kitts and Nevis in a fishing boat stolen in Antigua and Barbuda.
WINN understands that early this morning (May 13), Police swooped down on a location in the Buckley’s area and apprehended the suspect, who will likely be charged with, among other things, Illegal Entry into the Federation and Failure to Present Himself to Immigration.
Lawmen were on an all-out hunt for the man, who Superintendent Cromwell Henry said was seen disembarking a boat at the Lime Kiln Bay around 10:30 Tuesday (May 11) morning.
While speaking at last evening’s NEOC media briefing, Henry said the police suspected that the man might have traveled from neighboring Antigua and Barbuda since law enforcement officials in St. John’s had reported a missing fishing vessel.
Reports out of St. John’s indicated that the owner of the vessel had docked it around 10:00 p.m. on Monday (May 10) evening and it was reported stolen on the following morning.
The vessel is said to be a 25-foot pirogue with a single Yamaha 100 horsepower four-stroke engine.
Thursday WINN spoke with Superintendent Cromwell Henry.