One arrested following boat chase involving US Feds
One person was arrested yesterday afternoon, August 22, 2022, when a boat chase involving local and US authorities ended near the Frenchman’s Cay Bridge.
According to reports reaching our newsroom, the incident took place just after 5:00 pm.
Law enforcement authorities were seen searching the single-engine powerboat, as a crowd converged on the Frenchman’s Cay Bridge.
It appears as though the powerboat was ‘hotwired’ before it was removed from the Frenchman’s Cay area around 6:45 pm.
It is unclear whether the boat was taken to US Virgin Islands or to the Police Marine Base at Road Reef.
“One person is presently in custody. The operation is still live and ongoing therefore no other information can be provided at this time,” the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) briefly stated on August 22, 2022.
The RVIPF also confirmed that the pursuit was a joint operation involving RVIPF and US Federal authorities.