Arrests in “Broccoli” investigation lawful

Hensley H. Martina (22) leaving the courthouse on Friday morning February 24, 2017


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Judge of Instruction on Friday, February 24, deemed the arrests of Hensley H. Martina (22) and Hashantly F. Martina (25) lawful. Their detention has been prolonged with 8 more days.

The two men are suspects in the ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting at Hope Estate code-named Broccoli.

Previous Press Release of the Prosecutor Office:

OVER THE BANK, Sint Maarten — Members of the St. Maarten Police Force and the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team (RST) led by the Prosecutor’s Office and in the presence of the investigative judge held two house searches in Pointe Blanche and in Belvedere on Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2017.

Franklin Franky Brunache

Two suspects H.H.M. (22) and H.F.M. (25) were arrested. Also digital data carriers and documents were confiscated.

The searches and arrests are in light of the ongoing investigation code-named Broccoli.

This is the investigation into the shooting that took place on Wednesday, January 24, 2017 in Hope Estate during which the victim, Franky Brunache, was fatally wounded.