Police hunt for vessel’s captain and mate
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis - TWO nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis are among seven individuals in police custody following the illegal entry of a number of Haitians into the Federation.
On Sunday (Jan. 2), a number of persons had entered the Federation via Nevis on a vessel that ran aground at Bath Village.
Police, in a media release, stated that later on the same day 17 Haitian nationals - 11 males, four females and two juveniles - were taken into custody and are in quarantine.
The vessel in which they came bears no name and was seized by the authorities.
The media release stated that following an operation conducted at a home in Nelson’s Spring on the following day, an additional seven persons were also taken into custody and placed in quarantine.
Among the seven persons, two are nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis andfive are Haitian nationals, two of whom are currently residing in the Federation.
Investigations have so far revealed that the captain and mate of the vessel are still at large.
The police are therefore asking individuals with information about this incident or the whereabouts of the captain and mate to contact the Charlestown Police Station by dialling 469-5391, the nearest police station or the Crime Hotline at 707.