Joint controls

French-side Gendarmes and Dutch-side police assisted by the Customs Department continue to carry out joint general controls as promised, using the articles mentioned in the law enforcement cooperation protocol as a basis. These controls are held with the focus on combating crime on both sides of the island in general, mainly armed robberies. On Friday, June 9, between 6:00 and 9:00am, joint controls were held simultaneously at all border crossings. The two organisations provided each other with the necessary support with regard to citizens of their respective sides of the island. A total of 25 vehicles were controlled, two vehicles were towed and six fines were given to drivers who were in violation of the traffic laws. These were very successful controls and other controls are scheduled to be held in the near future, according to police.

Source: The Daily Herald