PHILIPSBURG:— The four suspects in the Efeze-investigation, the brothers R.R.R. (both have the same initials), V.A.R and I.A.F. appeared in front the judge of the Court of First Instance of St. Maarten on December 7, 2016. They are all suspected of illegal firearm possession (8 firearms) including other parts and ammunition, trafficking (import) in firearms (4 firearms), drug trafficking and drug possession. The two brothers and V.A.R. are also suspected of money laundering for the sum of almost US 125,000 dollars. The Prosecutor asked for a jail sentence of 7 years for one of the brothers R. and 4 years in jail of which 1 year suspended and treatment by the Mental Health Foundation for the other brother R. For VAR the Prosecutor asked a jail sentence of 2 years and for I.A.F 18 months in jail. The Prosecutor asked for acquittal of the charge of trafficking in firearms for V.A.R and I.A.F. The judge will give its verdict on December 21, 2016.
Prosecutor’s Office Bulletin
Source: St. Martin News Network
Four Suspects in Efeze-investigation appeared in Court.