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Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020

T’Quan Bodkin & Kenaz Hazel allegedly found with load firearm

After Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) first and accurately reported that two persons were recently held on separate occasions for possession of firearm, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since released the names of the arrested men.
T'Quan Bodkin


According to a press release from the RVIPF today, September 4, 2020, at 11:50am on Friday, October 2, 2020, officers of the RVIPF stopped and searched a male who was acting suspiciously and smelled strongly of cannabis, at the Road Town Ferry Terminal.

“The male, T'Quan Bodkin, 19, of Huntums Ghut, was found to have a loaded firearm in his possession,” the RVIPF stated, adding that Bodkin was subsequently arrested and taken to the Road Town Police Station and was later charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm and will appear before the Magistrate on the next available court date.

Kenaz Hazel


Meanwhile, in a separate incident, police said at 4:40pm on Saturday, October 3, 2020, officers of the RVIPF, while on patrol in Trellis Bay, Beef Island, observed a male who was behaving suspiciously whilst carrying a bag.

“The male, Kenaz Hazel, 24 of Purcell Estate was stopped and searched. A loaded firearm was found in the bag and on his person ammunition,” Police stated, adding that Hazel was arrested and brought to the Road Town Police Station and has since been charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm and will appear before the Magistrate on the next available court date.

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