GENDARMES AND CUSTOMS CONTROLS 2 BOATS, 45 PEOPLE WERE ALSO STOPPED BY THE AUTHORITIES

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Gendarmes and Customs officers controlled twelve boats and 45 persons during a joint operation conducted in St. Barths on December 22 and in St. Martin on December 23. An additional brigade of Gendarmes from St. Barths and a sniffer dog team were employed in the controls. No drugs were found, but Customs officers issued two unspecified fines. This was the third joint control this year ordered by the Préfet and conducted by the Gendarmerie and Customs as part of a mobilisation against delinquency.

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SOURCE: DAILY HERALD (TESTER)