Antigua to Contact Saint Vincent on Alleged Passport Racket

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Wednesday 11th April, 2018 –Acting Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney has told our newsroom that he intends to contact his counterparts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for information on an alleged passport racket involving Antigua and Barbuda Passports.

The information began circulating through social media and details that a passport racket was broken up by Saint Vincent police officials and two people were reportedly in custody.

According to reports, which have not been substantiated, the suspects were allegedly found with fraudulent documents including bio pages of Antigua and Barbuda Passports.

Additionally, police in St. Vincent have allegedly seized equipment and other documents from individuals purporting to be Antiguans, but who are reportedly of other nationalities.

When contacted, the acting commissioner of police said he had heard about and has seen the report just like everyone else.

Though he did not confirm it has engaged the attention of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, Acting Commissioner Atlee Rodney said he will be reaching out to the authorities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Our Newsroom also reached out to Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy Benjamin to determine whether the development has gained the attention of the government. However, there was no response as the attorney general was reportedly in Cabinet.