Detectives arrest 10 suspects for various offense in past week

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Ten suspects were arrested for various offences over the past week by detectives of the Vice, and Juvenile and Morals Departments of the Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM.

The suspects are detained for the following offences: assault, relational (domestic) violence, possession of a fake driver’s license, assault with a weapon, threat with a weapon, and robbery.

In the interest of the investigations all 10 suspects are to remain in custody pending further investigation.

Department of Juvenile and Morals has opened investigations into several cases, including crimes reportedly committed by juveniles over the last week. A school fight at a secondary school is among the cases.

Three suspects were also questioned in relation to alleged sexual offences and possession of narcotics. These investigations are ongoing.