National Security Minister Victor La Corbiniere has brushed aside reports that suggests that there are large numbers of bench warrants for the arrest of suspected criminals, who remain at large.
La Corbiniere told the local media today that he does not have any confirmation from his officers that proves this true and said that people should not be led to believe that it is true either.
“I think it would be unfair of you to convey to the country that there are tons of people on bench warrants and the Police are doing absolutely nothing,” La Corbiniere said.
According to him, in many cases the people who bench warrants are issued for, go overseas.
“They have ways and means of leaving the country without the police being able to detect them, and on some occasions they leave and come back when they think that the heat is off,” La Corbiniere stated.
La Corbiniere said these matters are very complex and stressed that the police are often engaged in following up. However, this does not stop people from leaving the country.
The minister also made reference to the recent matter which led the police to intercept a wanted criminal- Clint Mathurin from leaving the island by means of a vessel.
La Corbiniere referred to the situation as a “cat and mouse game”, between law enforcement and criminals. He said while police are trying to stay ahead, criminals are becoming even smarter.
“Criminals are now taking a more informed view of their own criminality and how they avoid capture and how they deal with their own criminal world,” he stated.