Sixth employee of immigration service arrested in Ostrich-investigation

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Brunella Bandin

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Wednesday morning March 15, 2017 the suspect Brunella M. Bandin (44 ) born in Aruba had been detained in the Ostrich-investigation. She is suspected of bribery and human smuggling and is the sixth employee of the immigration service to be arrested in this investigation.

It concerns an investigation carried out by the Unit Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling of the St. Maarten Police Force, KPSM into illegal admittance of amongst others Jamaicans, Haitians and Guyanese.

Last week a fifth suspect of the immigration service was detained. Also a lawyer was arrested in connection with the Ostrich-investigation.

The investigation continues.