Press release from PUBLIC PROSECUTOR TACO STEIN – Arrest made at sea

In a joint operation of the Police Force of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius , the Kingdom detectives (RST), the Coast Guard of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba and the Royal Dutch Navy, last Saturday night, August 15, 2009 at around 9.30 pm Louis Albert ALEXIS aka "Sticky" was apprehended.


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Alexis, who is a suspect in a number of armed robberies, was attempting to escape from Sint Maarten by boat.

After intensive detective work of the police this escape could be prevented, our Coast Guard and the Royal Navy played an important role in this

Her Majesty’s "Amsterdam", operating for the Coast Guard lay in ambush in a state of total blackout 6 miles off the Philipsburg harbor. When the radar indicated that the suspected vessel was leaving the harbor, a ‘super-RIHB’ was launched with on board members of the Coast Guard and of the Arrest Team (A-team) of the local Police. Air support with search lights was given by the LYNNX helicopter of the Navy. When the barge was intercepted was found amongst the crew of five on board. He was arrested and brought to land for further investigation.