PHILIPSBURG:— The Dutch Caribbean Coastguard in cooperation with the Police Force Curaçao, detained twenty-two people in the early hours of January 25th trying to enter Curaçao illegally with a vessel. Marijuana was also found on board.
This morning around 02.00 o’ clock, the coastguard cutter Jaguar detected a suspicious contact on the radar approximately six miles south of Curaçao. A Super-RHIB patrol was immediately launched from sub-station Curaçao. At about three and half miles south of the Annabay, an unlit vessel type eduardoño was detected full of people. This vessel was brought up to the coastguard pier in Parera. Upon further investigation it became clear that there were twenty-two persons on board, of which three women and nineteen men, who were trying to get into Curaçao illegaly. All with the Venezuelan nationality. They also had a quantity of marijuana with the. The vessel and the drugs were confiscated. The twenty-two persons were all handed over to the Police that will further investigate the case with the Coastguard.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Dutch Caribbean Coastguard intercepts transport of illegal immigrants.