House search in “ROBALO” investigation

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(R) Head of the National Detective Ademar Doran entering the IND building as the search was busy taking place.
Udo Aaron
Former Director of Immigration, Udo G. Aaron (55)

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In connection with the criminal investigation code name “ROBALO”, a house search was carried out on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 at the home of the (suspended) Director of Immigration, Udo G. Aaron (55) and in the offices of the Immigration and Border Protection Service.

The search was led by the Judge of Instruction and a Prosecutor. Important documents, digital data carriers and telephone(s) were confiscated.

This investigation started in May 2016 under the authority of the Prosecutor’s Office and is being carried out by the National Detective Agency (Landsrecherche). U.G.A. is suspected of human smuggling committed on the 5th of May 2016 and other criminal offences related thereto.

No arrests have been made in this investigation. The investigation is in full swing, so possible arrests cannot be ruled out.