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More arrests expected in St Kitts-Nevis passport scam
Published on January 17, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Toni Frederick

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- More arrests are expected in a passport scam that has reportedly implicated a prominent St Kitts and Nevis national.

The case involved a Jamaican national who was deported to the federation from the United Kingdom, where he was seeking to enter the country bearing a St Kitts and Nevis passport.

Late last month, Police Commissioner CG Walwyn told WINN FM that ,based on the findings of the investigation, the person purchased the passport from someone local, and alleged that a prominent local signed off on the passport application, claiming to know this person.

“Based on what we have investigated on and continue to investigate is that the person purchased the passport from someone local, and the... main problem I have with the whole thing is that the allegation is that a prominent local person signed off on the form for the passport, claiming to know this person, so we’re looking very deeply into that right now," Walwyn told WINN FM in late December.

To date, four persons have been formally arrested and charged.

Walwyn told WINN FM on Thursday that there are at least two more arrests that would be forthcoming at the end on the investigation, likely before the end of the month.

Republished with permission of West Indies News Network
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