BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE individual, who reportedly arrived in the Federation using a single engine fishing vessel that was allegedly stolen from Antigua, has been arrested.
Police, early this morning (May 13), swooped down on a location in the Buckley’s area and apprehended the suspect, who will likely be charged with, among other things, Illegal Entry into the Federation and Failure to Present Himself to Immigration.
SKNVibes was informed that the individual is a national of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Lawmen were on an all-out hunt for the man, who Superintendent Cromwell Henry said was seen disembarking a boat at the Lime Kiln Bay around 10:30 Tuesday (May 11) morning.
While speaking at last evening’s NEOC media briefing, Henry said the police suspected that the man might have travelled from neighbouring Antigua and Barbuda since law enforcement officials in St. John’s had reported a missing fishing vessel.
Reports out of St. John’s indicated that the owner of the vessel had docked it around 10:00 p.m. on Monday (May 10) and it was reported stolen on the following morning.
The vessel is said to be a 25-foot pirogue with a single Yamaha 100 horsepower four-stroke engine.