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  • KPCN employee arrested

    In recent weeks, criminal investigations were conducted by the National Criminal Investigation Department into the actions of a number of police officers surrounding the earlier arrest of several suspects.

  • Investigation into incident of violence during new year's eve on Saba

    During the recent New Year's Eve on Saba, an incident took place at a local hospitality establishment in which a KPCN police officer drew his service firearm.

  • Two men sentenced for attempted manslaughter

    On February 16, 2023 the Court of the First Instance in Bonaire, convicted two men of attempted manslaughter and open violence.

  • 7 years imprisonment for attempted homicide

    On February 8, 2023, Bonaire's Court of First Instance sentenced a Saba resident to seven (7) years in prison for attempted homicide

  • Consultation Statia

    On Monday, September 5 and Thursday September 8, 2022, there will be a prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor's Office BES on St. Eustatius.

  • Appointment Chief Prosecutor for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

    Mr. W.E. (Walter) Kupers has been named as the new Chief Prosecutor for Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

  • OM seponeert zaak tegen douaneambtenaar

    BONAIRE - On February 7, a customs official was arrested on suspicion of official corruption.

  • Official opening building OM BES

    KRALENDIJK - On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Attorney General (PG) of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Mr. Ton Maan, in the presence of colleagues and chain partners, opened the renovated building of the BES Public Prosecutor's Office at Bulevar Julio A. Abraham 2.

  • New policy on import, transport, export and transit of firearms

    Customs BES (Customs), the Royal Marechaussee BES (KMar), the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force (KPCN), the Governors of the Public Entities and the Public Prosecutor's Office BES (OM) have formulated a new policy on how to act when it comes to the import and transport of airsoft/paintball weapons, airguns, crossbows and catapults.

  • Arrested customs official released

    The customs official arrested on the 7th of February was released on Wednesday the 16th of February by order of the BES Public Prosecutor's Office

  • FIOD INVESTIGATES A NUMBER OF COMPANIES ON BONAIRE FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH TAX LAWS

    Under the direction of the Public Prosecutor’s Office BES, the FIOD, the investigative body of the Tax Authority, also for the Dutch Caribbean, is carrying out criminal investigations on Bonaire on account of non-compliance with the BES tax legislation by a number of companies.

  • Customs officer arrested on suspicion of official corruption

    BONAIRE - Under the direction of the Public Prosecutor's Office BES, the National Criminal Investigation Department (Rijksrecherche) has for some time been conducting a criminal investigation into official corruption by a customs official of the Tax and Customs Administration of the Caribbean Netherlands.

  • KPCN agent sentenced for human trafficking

    SINT EUSTATIUS - Yesterday, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 a chief police officer was convicted by the Joint Court of Justice on St. Eustatius for human smuggling and forgery.

  • OM Carib seminar zooms in on care for victims of sexual abuse

    The providing more conscientious care for victims, especially those of sexual offences, was the focus of a seminar organized by the Office of the Attorney General

  • Searches in connection with fraud

    Under the supervision of the BES Public Prosecutor's Office, the Rijksrecherche has, for some time, been conducting a criminal investigation concerning fraud on Saba.

  • New attorney-general sworn in

    On Tuesday, April 20, the new Attorney General of the Public Prosecutor's Office of Curaçao, St. Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba was sworn in.