Indian nationals human smuggling ring discovered in Sint Maarten

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17 INDIAN NATIONALS AWAITING THEIR RETURN TO COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In a press release issued only via the Ministry of Justice Sint Maarten Facebook page they reveal that, On Wednesday March 9th, 2022, a control took place in the Philipsburg area, spearheaded by the The Police Force of Sint Maarten in collaboration with the Immigration and Border Protection Service (IBPS).
During the inspection seventeen undocumented Indian Nationals were encountered on the premises of a hotel. All persons were transported to the IBPS Headquarters pending further investigation. Currently they are in custody, being looked after in a humane manner, and are awaiting their swift return to their country of origin.
This effort is being arranged with assistance from the Indian Merchants’ Association.