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UNUSUAL GROUP OF ILLEGALS PICKED UP IN SMITH BAY

Twenty undocumented Chinese nationals were picked up Saturday morning in Smith Bay after apparently coming ashore at nearby Lindqvist beach.
While it is not unusual to find groups of illegal Chinese nationals dropped off at secluded St. Thomas beaches and bays, police spokesperson Sgt. Annette Raimer said this group was odd because it included eight women and the entire group was wearing what looked like "designer clothing."
Raimer also said the latest arrivals looked like college students. Their average age was 21.
The group was escorted to the Muriel C. Newton Zone C Police Command in Tutu and held in the Four Winds Plaza courtyard until U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials arrived and took them to Sub Base for processing, according to a release from the V.I. Police Department.
The release pointed out that people can report illegal activity by calling the police confidential hotline at 777-8711.

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Twenty undocumented Chinese nationals were picked up Saturday morning in Smith Bay after apparently coming ashore at nearby Lindqvist beach.
While it is not unusual to find groups of illegal Chinese nationals dropped off at secluded St. Thomas beaches and bays, police spokesperson Sgt. Annette Raimer said this group was odd because it included eight women and the entire group was wearing what looked like "designer clothing."
Raimer also said the latest arrivals looked like college students. Their average age was 21.
The group was escorted to the Muriel C. Newton Zone C Police Command in Tutu and held in the Four Winds Plaza courtyard until U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials arrived and took them to Sub Base for processing, according to a release from the V.I. Police Department.
The release pointed out that people can report illegal activity by calling the police confidential hotline at 777-8711.