Dominica Police Officer in the BVI accused of stealing drugs, more than $250,000 dollars, and other crimes
A Dominica Police Officer in the BVI has been accused of stealing drugs, more than $250,000, and other crimes. He is accused along with two other police officers. Pamphill Prevost and his two accused colleagues appeared in court this week, and they have been remanded in custody.
Reports published in bvinews.com, indicate that Prevost is facing charges of the alleged theft of $15,880 which was seized during a police operation in Hodges Creek in January 2014. It is also alleged that the same year he stole another $2,000 which was seized from an alleged suspect. He is also facing charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Additionally, Prevost has been charged with three counts of theft, along with another policeman, Simon Power.
Allegations are that the two stole $14,000 from one Glenroy Pierre and between $60,000 and $80,000 from alleged drug dealers Ralph James and Adrian Author. It is further alleged that the two stole 150 kilograms of ganja from the two alleged drug dealers in October, 2012.
It is also reported that Prevost and Power swindled considerable amounts of cash from alleged Puerto Rican criminals Joel Hernandez, Ruben Nunez, and Esteban Tapia. The two are also accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice by removing the seals from exhibit bags, stealing the cash in them and then having the bags replaced.
Prevost faces more charges along with Power and another policeman, Shawn Henry, who is originally from Jamaica. All three are facing two separate counts of theft and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The allegations stem from reports that they stole about $20,000 from a Benson Madura.
Court documents reveal the three policemen used sensitive information about alleged criminals and the information was used to intercept the criminals during sting operation. They would then help themselves to a portion of the illegal drugs and monies seized. The arrest of the three took place after two years of investigation.
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