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Statement By His Excellency, Governor Augustus Jaspert On The Capture of Escaped Prisoners

Statement By His Excellency, Governor Augustus Jaspert On The Capture of Escaped Prisoners

September 14, 20172193Views

On Thursday 14 September, an operation run by the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands Police officers, alongside the British Royal Marines and police, resulted in the capture of over 100 escaped criminals from the Balsam Ghut prison.

The government of the British Virgin Islands is extremely grateful to the police and military personnel for their tireless efforts, which have today resulted in a thorough and extremely successful operation.

I extend our gratitude to the UK and Cayman Islands governments for their provision of personnel on the ground here, helping to ensure the safety and security of all British Virgin Islanders.

This signals a huge step in all of our efforts to rebuild this fantastic Territory.