29- and 34-year-old Couple arrested by the Arrest Team in narcotics smuggling investigation
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29- and 34-year-old Couple arrested by the Arrest Team in narcotics smuggling investigation

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Members of the Alpha arrested the couple with the initials R.A.R.L. (29) and P.N. (34) on February the 17th 2021, in connection with an ongoing investigation into Narcotics smuggling, the police said on Thursday.

According to the preliminary investigation, the suspects were involved in a transshipment of narcotics via the A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility in Point Blanche on February 15th, 2021.

Both suspects have been reprimanded into police custody pending further investigation. The Alpha team confiscated an amount of 427 grams narcotics during the investigation which is still ongoing.

The Alpha Team is a jointly multidisciplinary Team that is comprised of the Police Department KPSM, the Customs Department, the Immigration Department, the Koninklijke Marechaussee and the Coast Guard. (KPSM) 

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