The Covid-19 tests results for the men, who were involved in a recent Smuggling Operation in St. Kitts, have been announced by Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Hazel Laws.
Acting quickly on information received on August 14th from a concerned citizen, the St. Kitts and Nevis Coast Guard and the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police, were able to thwart the operation. The vessel, which is called ‘Black Kings’ is registered in St. Kitts and Nevis. It was seized by the Coast Guard.
Three of the men held in the smuggling operation at Palmetto Bay, were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison on Tuesday Aug. 25th. Captain of the boat, Norton Hanley, was charged for the offences of Smuggling, Illegal Entry and Entering the Federation without Written Permission. The passengers, Juan Jose Cuesta, a national of the Dominican Republic and Enrique Torres Rojas, a national of Venezuela, were each charged for the offences of Illegal Entry and Entering the Federation without Written Permission.
The fourth individual, who was taken into custody, was released without charge. Another individual is still at large. Here is Dr. Laws: