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Police warn immigrant community of illegal boat trips to US territories. Sint Maarten

The police department would like to inform the general public of the following:
It has come to our attention that persons living on the island, mainly persons with an illegal status are being approached and targeted by persons in the community, by taking their money with the promise of getting them smuggled to the US and/or the British Virgin Islands.
In some cases, people were defrauded: money was paid, but the receivers of the money never intended to carry out a trip.
Besides that, we, of the police department, would like to make it known that these boat trips are not only an illegal act but are also dangerous as the boats used are not adequate for handling rough seas, can easily go under and cause you to lose your life. This has happened in the past far too many times.
Remember your life is precious no matter how difficult your circumstances may seem.

KPSM Press Release.

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