December 19, 2023 10:58 pm

As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety and security of residents and visitors during the festive season and busy tourist period, a team of police officers has been deployed to conduct comprehensive controls. These ongoing measures are aimed at addressing various concerns, including the improper parking of vehicles on Front Street sidewalks, suspected stolen vehicles, armed robberies and illegal possession of firearms, and narcotics.

During one of these controls, conducted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, December 19th, 2023, at approximately 01:10 AM, officers intercepted and inspected a White Suzuki Swift on Sucker-garden Road. The thorough examination led to the discovery of a quantity of illicit drugs, evidently packaged for resale. The driver, identified as M.E.M, was promptly arrested and transported to the police station for interrogation.

The Sint Maarten Police Force wants to emphasize that these controls will continue throughout the upcoming weeks. Drivers are strongly urged to ensure that all necessary vehicle documents are readily available during these checks to avoid any inconvenience.

The ongoing operations are part of our proactive approach to maintaining public safety and curbing criminal activities during the heightened year-end activities and the influx of tourists to the island.