Two arrested on illegal firearm possession

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday, July 7, at approximately 5:00pm, two persons were arrested by the Multi-Disciplinary team for possession of an illegal firearm.

The arrest took place on Union Road in Cole Bay at the roundabout close to the border. During a routine control and search of the vehicle the suspects were driving in, a black pistol fell from under the center console in the vehicle.

The suspects with initials V.P.T. (21) and X.A.A. (38) were taken to the Philipsburg Police Station for further investigation.