MULLET BAY – On Sunday, May 26th 2019, at around 7:15 am, a call came in to the central dispatch regarding a boat that was stranded on the Mullet bay beach and that an unknown number of persons (men and women) were seen leaving the boat and walking towards the main road leading through Mullet bay.
A police patrol was dispatched to Mullet bay to investigate the call. At the beach they found a sailboat that was unmanned. A search of the area was done, and several bags containing personal items were found and confiscated.
The central dispatch was informed of their findings and requested the assistance of the Coast guard. The Coast guard came and inspected the boat which resulted in several other bags/luggage being found.
The sailboat along with its contents was confiscated for further investigation. The sailboat was towed to the headquarters of the Coast guard in Simpson bay for safe keeping. None of the persons arriving on the sailboat were located by the patrols.
In connection with this case the Human Trafficking/Smuggling Unit was called to conduct an investigation. The investigating team is requesting anyone who has seen what took place on Sunday morning or have any other information that can help to bring some clarity to this case the call the police department.
The Human smuggling team can be reached at 54-22222 ext. 604/ 605/ 608/ 614, or you can send a private message to the Police Force Facebook Page or you can call the Emergency line 911. Your assistance will be highly appreciated. (Sint Maarten Police Force)
Source: Souliga Newsday https://www.soualiganewsday.com/index.php/local/soualiga-news-today/item/25654-boat-stranded-on-mullet-bay-beach-several-people-abandon-vessel.html