UPDATE # 1: RSCNPF PRESS RELEASE
ST. MAARTEN FUGITIVE CAPTURED BY LOCAL POLICE DURING AN OPERATION AT CRANSTOUN BAY
Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 30, 2017 (RSCNPF): A man wanted in St. Maarten suspected to be involved with a number of murders and who escaped from prison in February (2016) was captured in St. Kitts on Saturday morning (July 29) by a patrol of Officers from Police District “B” who responded to the sighting of unusual activity along the coastline in Cranstoun Bay, an area in the vicinity of Newton Ground.
Initial investigations determined that the person detained had illegally entered the Federation, and was later identified as Kathron Fortune a citizen of Grenada who resides in St. Maarten..
Fortune had in his possession when captured, a high powered rifle and scope, a bullet proof vest, a backpack containing a quantity of cured marijuana, hashish (a marijuana derivative) and a sum of United States currency.
He was arrested, formally charged and cautioned for Possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was also charged with entering the Federation illegally, Possession of Marijuana and Possession with intent to supply. Other charges will be laid as the investigation continues.
He is remanded at Her Majesty’s Prison. The St. Maarten authorities have been notified of his arrest.
The investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE # 2: PRESS RELEASE FROM DUTCH SIDE POLICE:
Cuchi captured in Sint Kitts
The Police Department, the Public Prosecutors Office and the Minister of Justice are confirming the capture and arrest of Kathron Fortune a.k.a. “Cuchi” after receiving the information from the Royal Police Force of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The arrest took place on Saturday July 29th on the island of Saint Kitts.
The Minister of Justice has been informed of this new development and the police department and prosecutors’ office is informing the entire community that they continue to work diligently on the escape of this extremely dangerous escaped convict.
Details and other information regarding the arrest of “Cuchi” are unavailable at this time. When this information becomes available the media will be informed.
* BREAKING NEWS *
Kathron Fortune aka “Cuchi” was arrested late last night in St Kitts by The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force.
His arrest was confirmed by RCNPF Chief Commissioner of Police Mr Queely.
More detail on his arrest will be on 721news.com
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