Cooperation / Joint roadside checks continue


Started on July 26, road checks common to the French and Dutch parties continued between Thursday August 9 and Saturday August 11. They were carried out by gendarmes, customs, the Voluntary Corps Sint Maarten (VKS), the Royal Dutch Marechausee and the police of Sint Maarten.

Thursday 9, the controls started at 22 p.m. and ended at 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, and took place simultaneously at four different places near the borders. A total of 67 vehicles were checked: 19 fines were issued, eight vehicles were immobilized because they were not insured, and the tinting of the windows was removed on 19 cars. Six people were arrested, four for not having valid papers as to their status, one for compulsory identification and one for drunkenness.

Checks continued from Friday 10 a.m. to 22 p.m. until Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 a.m. 47 vehicles were checked: seven were immobilized; 6 fines were issued, the tinting of the windows was removed from seven cars and five people were arrested because of their illegal status on the island. "These general checks will continue while cooperation between the French and Dutch authorities continues to develop," said the Sint Maarten police.

(Photo credits: Sint Maarten police)


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