September 14, 2023 -Sint Maarten, September 14, 2023 – The Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) would like to inform the public of several successful operations carried out by the ALPHA Team in recent days, aimed at safeguarding the integrity of our island.
On the 12th of September 2023, the ALPHA Team intercepted an individual attempting to enter the island under fraudulent circumstances. The suspect, a Haitian national identified by the initials J.C. (27), was apprehended by immigration officials while trying to use someone else’s passport to gain entry. The ALPHA Team was promptly notified and played a pivotal role in assisting with the arrest of the suspect. Following the arrest, the individual was interrogated and will remain in police custody as part of an ongoing investigation.
Similarly, on the 13th of September 2023, another Haitian national identified as M.R. (37) was apprehended by immigration authorities upon his attempt to enter the island using a falsified document. Once again, the ALPHA Team swiftly intervened, collaborating with immigration officers to detain the suspect. The individual has been subjected to interrogation and will remain in police custody as the investigation unfolds.
In an ongoing operation targeting the smuggling of marijuana into Sint Maarten, the ALPHA Team executed an arrest on the 5th of September 2023. The apprehended suspect, identified as B.L.J (30), was taken into custody and subjected to interrogation. Subsequently, he was released after two days, pending further investigation. The ALPHA Team is actively pursuing a second suspect in connection with this smuggling operation.
The Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) urges all residents and visitors to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities. Your cooperation is essential in maintaining the safety and security of the island.
The ALPHA Team is a specialized, multidisciplinary task force operating. Comprising personnel from various government agencies, including the Police Department KPSM, the Customs Department, the Immigration Department, the Koninklijke Marechaussee, and the Coast Guard.
The ALPHA Team collaborates to address a wide range of security and law enforcement challenges on the island.