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Customs official, 3 foreigners killed in shootout with police in Union Island

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – A Vincentian Customs official is among four persons killed during a shootout between local police and foreign drug runners in Union Island, Sunday afternoon, well-placed sources tell I-Witness News.

Sources say that occupants of a foreign vessel, believed to be from Venezuela, opened fire on police and Customs officials in the Southern Grenadine island.

Police returned fire killing three of the foreigners and wounding another.

The Vincentian Customs official died during the exchange, according to sources.

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16 thoughts on “Customs official, 3 foreigners killed in shootout with police in Union Island

  1. A most unfortunate situation…will wait for more information on this issue. But as long as there are illegal drugs activities, it just a matter of time before these situations develop at our door step.

    COULD SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE JASON A PACK OF SKITTLES AND SOME ICE TEA…HE REALLY NEEDS IT.

    Posted by Saadiss | June 4, 2012, 01:56
  2. I am only sorry for the sad fate of the custom official and its time the police do some thing looking good. Our island has become guns and drugs infested and now its seems as if the biggest idiot can walk about with a gun during the height of broad day light and empty the barrel on law abiding citizens. Obviousy night time will be even worst. So Mr Miller I give the police credit this time where it is due and Mr Miller continue to work hard on intersecting the drugs in and around the mainland.There should be a stratergy in place to crack down on criminals with illegal guns so that their mission and objective to shoot innocent and good citizens must be weakened and finally destroyed. Mr miller the greatest thing that can to happen in ST.Vincent right now is to get the guns out of the criminal hands.
    Mr Prime minister some of these foreign aid ST.Vincent receives needs to be invested into national security. There should be several patrol vehicle at every station and there is a need for more substations or small units. For example police stations or substations are needed in followoing areas if not already constructed: Anos vale, Belmont, Belair,Canian, Argyle,Union,Southrivers ect. On the Leeward, Camden park,Clare vallery, Spring village, Fitzhuge ect and any areas that govt feels there is a desperate need for security cover. I also think a security base needs to be set up in Richmond, Mountwind and Fancy to intercept drug and gums traficing. These measures should be put into place long time ago. If the govt has already put stations or small units into some of these areas then it need to continue to cover the other areas I mentioned.
    Coming from Vincy local and foreign base educator.
    It’s nothing but love all the time.

    Posted by Prof-Dasilva | June 4, 2012, 02:43
  3. Isn’t SVG part of Venezuela?Didn’t the coast guard get the memo?

    Posted by Joe | June 4, 2012, 10:43
  4. What on earth are the police doing shooting up Venezuelans, isn’t that against ALBA’s free unhindered trade between the members policy?

    It was only a cocaine delivery, a trade blessed by Chavez.

    DONKET DUNG GONSALVES, YARD BOY FRANCIS THE PHILISTINE, where did the million US dollars cash come from, and where did all the money come from banked by family and friends.

    Posted by Peter | June 4, 2012, 11:03
  5. THOUGH matters are still not clear, and with an apparent police default blackout on the news, I will still like to here express sympathy with the family of the downed CUSTOMS GUARD/OFFICER. As yet unconfirmed reports identify him as Mr. Othniel White. Those same reports say that he was drowned during the fiasco.

    Why do we entertain Venezuelan military vessels in our waters, even if for specious “Disaster” preparation devices?

    HAS Venezuela, or the “progressive” hugo chavez wannabe Communist Latin American military regime, RENOUNCED THEIR OFFICIAL TERRITORIAL CLAIM TO S.V.G.’ SOVEREIGN TERRITORY?

    Has Venezuela, or the COUP MAN sulphur smelling HARANGUER, OFFICIALLY RENOUNCED THEIR IMPERIALISTIC CLAIMS AGAINST AVES ISLAND, SPARTAN ISLAND, AND THE SOVEREIGN TERRITORY OF DOMINICA, GRENADA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, GUYANA, AND SURINAM?

    The recent specialised news wires and WESTERN INTELLIGENCE SOURCES, ARE DETAILING GREATLY INTRUSIVE INVOLVMENT OF DRUG TRAFFICKERS AND NON-REGIONAL TERRORISTS in the LATIN AMERICAN REGION – – – alarmingly greater than ever before. The movements seem centered around the chavistas and their client fellow-traveller marxist-leninists, and especially in the TRI-BORDER areas.

    BUT, there have been persistent reports of a COALESCING OF DRUG TRAFFICKING AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST ACTIVITIES ON THE ONCE FAVOURED MARGUERITA ISLAND, where a relative of mine used to do a lot of traditional trading. So, it would seem that wannabe comrade has entered into the very biggest of the ‘BIG’ leagues.

    History teaches us that the EUROPEANS will NOT FOR MUCH LONGER tolerate these PROVOCATIONS in their religio-cultural spheres of geopolitical influence, WITHOUT A SUDDEN, MASSIVE, STRIKE on all these ‘alien’ forces.

    Like the U.S.-SOUTH AMERICAN bard, STEVIE WONDER, plaintively croons, “HEAVEN HELP US ALL” – – – in S.V.G. and the EASTERN CARIBBEAN.

    Walk CAREFULLY, my SVG brethren.

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 4, 2012, 19:57
  6. PRO-DA SILVA, welcome back we have missed your input, VINCYPOWA has missed you also, who is VINCYPOWA, PROF surely you havn’t forgotton that scum bag.

    Posted by Peter | June 5, 2012, 08:57
  7. A CONCERNED VINCENTIAN CITIZEN WOULD LIKE TO KNOW:

    Was the CULPRIT SHIP SUCCESSFULLY ARRESTED, detained, and CONFISCATED?

    WAS the port of DISEMBARKATION, or EMBARKATION, of this culprit ship actually MARGUERITA ISLAND, Venezuela, which is now acknowledged by international media and intelligence sources to be the new super HEADQUARTERS of LATIN AMERICAN DRUG TRAFFICKING and EXTRANEOUS TERRORIST OPERATIONS in the LATIN AMERICAN and CARIBBEAN regions?

    WHO is the real Minister of INFORMATION in S.V.G.?

    The Government of S.V.G. owes the sovereign people of this land A FULL ACCOUNTING AND EXPLANATION OF THE VIOLENT, DRUG-RUNNING, GUN-PLAY in Union Island, where these international drug traffickers and/or non-regional sourced terrorists invaded and violated the Sovereign territory of S.V.G. ?

    The S.V.G. Government needs to RE-ASSURE the SVG PEOPLE concerning the FULL ACCOUNT OF WHAT TRANSPIRED IN THE VIOLENT ASSAULT ON OUR UNION ISLAND ENTRY PORT post.

    Full transparency, or demit office. You would NOT be able to fulfill your law-abiding functions, otherwise.

    That would demonstrate an UTTER LACK OF CREDIBILITY.

    The people of this State are still awaiting an adequate explanation and official accounting of just why releasing a COCAINE-CONVICT, prematurely, was amazingly, UNBELIEVABLY, deemed to be “in our ‘national security’ interest”? It challenges our credulity and the bounds of rationality.

    Do any money-laundering activities in S.V.G. interfare with the ability of any functionaries in this country to fulfill their lawful responsibilities – – – seeing that a reportedly VENEZUELAN ship was INVOLVED in this violent assualt on our national border and alleged DRUG TRAFFICKING/POSSESSION violation contray to the LAWS of our State?

    Is any possilbe drug trade or other illegal involvement in any way retarding the release of the full news coverage of this VIOLENT, DEADLY, FATAL, DRUG INTERDICTION INCIDENT?

    WHAT PRICE, TRANSPARENCY?

    WHAT PRICE – – – SOVEREIGNTY?!!

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 5, 2012, 09:29
  8. The latest reports emanating from the police confirm that Othniel “Money-Man” White, Customs Guard, was actually shot, and died at the scene. No detail on whether he had also fallen into the water. We can await the usual post-mortem. The scenario painted imply that the incident took place AWAY FROM THE PORT, unless this was unintended.

    The wounded alleged drug trafficker was taken to the R.M. Cato Memorial general hospital. Three others on/from the boat, apparently Venezuelan registered, were shot and died in the VIOLENT encounter between these alleged drug pushers and the SVG police and customs officers on patrol.

    Where is the MORAL OUTRAGE coming from Official GOVERNMENT sources, at this DASTARDLY ATTACK UPON OUR COUNTRY, OUR SOVEREIGNTY, AND TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY?

    Where is the STRONG WARNING to the regional drug peddlers and alien terrorists, their new fellow travellers, to KEEP OUT OF SVG WATERS AND TERRITORY?

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 5, 2012, 10:24
    • i do hope the police officer involve in the shooting is not hiding anything because it had eyewitnesses to the scene. there is a piece of the puzzle that is missing.i think he needs to be interrogated again in a different way. many people on the island dont like the way he handled the situation. he should have called for backup. maybe whyte’s life could have been saved. did he sure he did not get any help from four other officers who had big guns?

      Posted by James John | June 11, 2012, 23:00
  9. Again, the exact cause of death of Customs Guard, Mr. White, is yet to be determined by a Coroner’s Inquest. The PM and Minister of National Security, visiting Union since the incident, has intimated that Officer White was NOT actually shot. The reports say that FIVE OTHER MEN, PRESUMABLY VENEZUELAN NATIONALS, who were also on the ship [no word as yet if this number includes the shot and wounded one at our General Hospital in Kingstown] were taken into police custody.

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 5, 2012, 10:37
  10. My fault Hugo?How is my fault,if yo been give me de money fo build de airport like yo promse me,yo people dem would a get lock up,but nooo yo had to be cheap,now look yo people dem ded

    Posted by Jahu | June 6, 2012, 07:21
    • JA-HU, you still hah me Mt.PLEASANT-ARGYLE LAND, which me far-sighted PAPPY left me. Me nah hea sight nar sound of wey become ah dat, much less your compensation/acquisition payment money. So, yuh go still look fuoh money fram me? IT MUST BE THE OTHER “hugo…” he mean?

      Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 6, 2012, 22:08
  11. The black squad needs to carry out a drugs check on the big venezuelan ship that comes here for independence,for all we know they could be using it as a pretext for shipping drugs,since nobody would check a venezuelan battleship

    Posted by Joe | June 6, 2012, 07:35
    • i also think they need to check out some of the white investors on the grenadine islands.

      Posted by James John | June 11, 2012, 23:08
  12. STEVE-HUGGINS, what if we have all got it wrong and these people were innocent Venezuelan fishing tourists, and pigs can fly, and so can Gonsalves.

    Posted by Peter | June 6, 2012, 10:05
  13. Peter and Joe your point of views are interesting:
    1 Peter where the hell that million US dollar come from … deposited into to Govt bank?
    2.Joe you are right about the possibility of dugs trafficing by Venezuelan battle ship . I will like to know what is the relationship between SVG Independence and Venezuelan national security. Did Venezuela had something to do with SVG becoming independence? Not even Gonsalves had someting to do with SVG becoming independemce.

    As far as I remember SVG became Independent under Cato’s Leadership. Where was Gonsalves then- wishing to be heard politically since only those slow people from around his home town would vote for him- because he was one of their kind while the majority of the older folks in SVG nerver trusted him because they said he was a communist and if he become Prime Minister he will take their lands and houses and damm it he did. When we stop listening to our greater and grand parents we are bound to be faced with retribution and so we did.
    People catching their … in SVG so they can’t fool me because I deal with the situation regularly. They cannot afford to pay bills and rent. They ave man in SVG seems to can only afford a two bedroom unfurnisd for $500 and furnished for $650 and still looking for you to pay their utility bill. Which part of the world will you find that! The money is circulating between the hand of a few and the mass of the poor people suffer. Real communist style. Now Ralph wants to make his son Prime minister, like all the other educated and qualified people in SVG are not good enough for that PM position. What a calamity! Just like Castro turn over leadship to his brother. But even it is an election Gonsalves will do any thing to win any elections. So even if he has to bribe the same
    poor people he suffered all these years by giving they some cash,food and gavernize then tell they some lies to be the reason for their hardship he knows he will get their votes.Technically this is communism. The people are forced to do something because they have no other choice. They have to make a choice between immediate survival and their votes even though they don’t know how long the ‘rations’ will last them for. Vincy people don’t forget wisdom is honor.
    Vincy local and foreigh base educator.
    Nothing but love my bro and sis.

    Hknow

    Posted by Prof-Dasilva | June 7, 2012, 19:29

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