Crew-member of cruise ship arrested for drugs.

On Tuesday March 17th at approximately 03.45 p.m. a police patrol was sent by the Central Dispatch to the cruise vessel “Independence of the Seas” which was docked the A.C. Wathey Cruise facilities, to investigate a case involving a crewmember who was caught bringing drugs on board. On the scene the officers spoke to the security officers of the cruise vessel in question who stated that a male crewmember had left the ship earlier during the day had returned to the ship and during the security search they found a small package containing a white powder hidden in his underwear. After this white powder was tested by the ships security it was proven that this substance is cocaine. The 30 year old suspect was arrested immediately by police and taken to the Philipsburg police station where he remains in custody for further investigation.