French Officers escorted to the border.

On Wednesday November 19th at approximately 11.30 a.m. the Central Police Dispatch received several phone calls stating that there were four armed Gendarmes walking around at the Princess Juliana International Airport. Immediately after receiving this information a police patrol was sent to investigate the situation. On the scene the officers encountered two Gendarmes dressed in civilian clothing and two officers from the PAF who were armed and in the process of having someone deported. The French officers were asked if the had any permission through the Ministry of Justice to carry their weapons on the Dutch Side. The officers immediately denied having any permission and decided to immediately return to the French with their weapons because they did not have the necessary clearance to have their weapons on the Dutch Side. After finalizing the deportation process of the person they brought to the airport, the investigating officers escorted the French officers to their vehicles which were parked in front of the terminal building they noticed that during their absence unknown persons had punctured one of the tires of each of the vehicles they were driving. The Detectives were immediately informed and arrived on the scene to investigate the situation. After having the tires replaced the officers were escorted the border.