Warning: stolen cigarettes offered and man loses his life

Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson


Warning: stolen cigarettes offered

Last week, Wednesday, April 19, a container filled with cigarettes was stolen from International Liquors and Tobacco (ILTT) at the Harbour in Pointe Blanche. The Police Force of Sint Maarten is hereby warning the public, all supermarket owners and other stakeholders to only buy cartons of cigarettes from officially known distributors.

Buying stolen goods is a criminal offence by law (Article 2:397 of the Penal Code) and can result in imprisonment of up to a maximum of six years or a very hefty fine. The police advise you not to buy stolen goods, you don’t want to commit a criminal offence or reward criminal behavior.

The investigation is still ongoing. The Police Force of Sint Maarten urges anyone in the public who has information regarding the stolen container to come forward and help us fight crime on the island.

The Police Force can be contacted by calling the official anonymous tip-line 9300 (a free call) or send an e-mail to tips@policesxm.sx. These tips are treated confidentially by the Criminal Intelligence Department (CID), with guarantee that all information presented will be handled strictly anonymously. Please help us combat crime.


Man dies after being rolled over by garbage truck

On Tuesday April 25th at approximately 10.25 a.m. police patrols, traffic department, Ambulance Department, Detectives and Forensic Department were sent to the Sanitary Landfill (Public Dump) for a serious incident where a man was rolled over by a truck and was not showing any signs of life.

On the scene the investigating officers encountered the lifeless body of man with initials J.R. (58) who was a Dominican National.

Witnesses stated that the victim was accidentally run over by a garbage truck with license plate Z-221 while reversing. Others tried to warn the driver of the victim being behind the truck but it was too late. The victim was pronounced dead by a medical doctor who arrived on the scene. Next of kin will be informed as the traffic department finalizes their investigation.