A police officer is being investigated for being part of a human smuggling ring. On Tuesday, August 10, four Venezuelan nationals were detained by Police. The four men were inside a taxi, which was intercepted at a checkpoint at mile 18 on the Philip Goldson Highway. A check revealed that the men entered the country illegally. The matter is being thoroughly investigated and according to Police Commissioner, Chester Williams, a police officer maybe be involved.
Chester Willams, Commissioner of Police: “I know that the checkpoint in Ladyville intercepted a vehicle in Ladyville carrying four, I think they were Venezualans and along with them was an individual. He stated that he was taking them to the Northern Border where they would have gone into Mexico. The investigation is currently being done by the A-TIPS Unit and we expect to conclude that very soon. We also have information that it’s a police officer involved and we’re also looking at that aspect of it.”