PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On the 29th of July 2017 Kathron “Cuchi” Fortune was arrested by the law enforcement authorities of Saint Kitts and Nevis for illegal entry into the territory of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The Sint Maarten police force (KPSM) was informed of the arrest of Kathron Fortune.
On the 4th of August 2017 the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Sint Maarten was informed that the Public Prosecutor on Saint Kitts and Nevis brought Fortune before the summary court in Saint Kitts & Nevis. The summary court ruled that Fortune gained illegal entry into the territory of Saint Kitts and Nevis and – subsequently – ruled that Fortune should be deported as an illegal alien. An order to deport Fortune was signed by the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
As Kathron Fortune travelled from Sint Maarten to Saint Kitts and Nevis previously, and also has Dutch nationality, authorities on Saint Kitts and Nevis decided to return Fortune to Sint Maarten.
On the 4th of August 2017, Kathron Fortune was taken over by law enforcement personnel from Sint Maarten and brought back to Point Blanche prison where he will serve the remainder of his 21 years prison sentence rendered against him for the murder on Ervin Margarita in 2006.
“Cuchi” Fortune escaped from Point Blanche prison on the 15th of February 2016.