PHILIPSBRUG–The St. Maarten Police Force Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Unit arrested a fifth Border Protection Service employee on Thursday, according to Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Gino Bernadina.
D.M.M. (33), born in Aruba, was detained in the Ostrich investigation. She is suspected of bribery and human-smuggling and is the fifth employee of the Immigration service to be arrested in this investigation.
The Judge of Instruction on Friday deemed the arrest and detention of the suspect lawful. Her detention was prolonged by eight more days.
The Ostrich investigation into the illegal admittance of Jamaican, Haitian and Guyanese nationals is carried out by the special unit of the police. A fourth employee of the immigration service was detained last week. A lawyer was also arrested in connection with the Ostrich investigation.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/64274-fifth-border-protection-officer-arrested-thurs