Two British citizens arrested in St Maarten on Interpol request.

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Interpol St. Maarten as part of the St Maarten Police Force, in cooperation with the St. Maarten office of the Attorney General Mr. Taco Stein, made 2 arrests on Friday June 5th 2015 around 03.50 p.m. in the area of Cole Bay.

On request of the Department of Justice in Miami USA, two British citizens were arrested in a case of involuntary manslaughter and false official statements, committed in the period of 2011/2012.

The arrested suspects are a 50 year old man with initials C.J and a 47 year old woman with the initials A.G. Investigations by members of Interpol St Maarten revealed that the 2 suspects were living and working on the Dutch side since the beginning of 2015.

Apparently after the fact, both suspects left the USA and could not be traced by US officials. As a result of this two red notices (international arrest warrants) were issued by Interpol Washington.

Interpol has 190 member countries. These member countries actively assist each other in global crime fighting. The red notice is one of the tools used by Interpol to track down, locate and arrest fugitives in criminal cases. Interpol St Maarten is investigating these notices on regular bases to be able to help the other member countries. Interpol St. Maarten states that St. Maarten is not a country were internationally wanted fugitives are able to hide and live a normal life. Interpol St. Maarten asks the general public for assistance in their work. Relevant information is welcome via the Tip Line 9300 or direct via 5422222.

Because the arrests were made on request of another foreign law enforcement agency, Interpol St. Maarten is not authorized to provide more information in this case at this moment in time.