Attempted suicide by 3 illegal Cubans

On Wednesday June 12th, 2019, the Judge ordered the deportation of three illegal persons of Cuban nationality back to Cuba. All three were already in Police custody when on Friday June 14th 2019, they tried to take their own lives after hearing their verdict. They were rushed to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for immediate treatment and were brought back to the Police Headquarters the same night and in stable condition. It was mentioned on social media that the Cubans were on a hunger strike. The Immigration division hereby confirms that their hunger strike has ended and that they are eating again since today. The Sint Maarten Police Force is currently looking into the legal options for deporting the 3 illegal Cubans, together with the UNHCR, Refugee Protection and International Migration. The community will be informed as more information becomes available.