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Crime rate declining in Grenada

Grenada – The Royal Grenada Police Force is reporting a drop in crime in comparison to 2020. According to the Commissioner of Police, there has been an overall reduction in crimes and the force has also recorded a reasonable crime-solving rate.

2021 seems to be a year when the crime rate in Grenada is on a downward spiral, according to Commissioner of Police Edvin Martin. The information was delivered today at a special press conference by the Royal Grenada Police Force. According to Commissioner Martin, there has been a reduction in homicides in comparison to 2020.

The Royal Grenada Police Force according to commissioner Martin while challenged in some ways did not shy away from its duties of solving crime and serving the people of this country.

He said the RGPF has gone above and beyond and due to officers’ diligence, the crime-solving rate has increased. There has also been a reduction in property crimes, according to the commissioner.

Sixteen illegal firearms were confiscated, and illegal narcotics with a street value of 9.5 million EC dollars were intercepted. Police also deported 37 illegal immigrants who were involved in criminal activities.

While the year has been a successful one for the RGPF, commissioner Martin highlights that there are areas in which the force is challenged. Meanwhile, The seven bodies found on a boat off the coast of Petite Martinique may be associated with human trafficking.

According to the head of the Royal Grenada Police Force commissioner Edvin Martin, this is based on preliminary forensic analysis.  It was also disclosed that among the seven male bodies there were two teenagers.

The Royal Grenada Police Force has made some headway into the mystery surrounding the discovery of seven bodies on a boat drifting four miles off petite Martinique.

Fishermen in the area observed the boat with dead bodies drifting between Petite Martinique and Union Island, on December 12th.

According to commissioner of police Edvin Martin, the bodies on the boat included teenagers and they may have been from different countries and the incident could be a case of human smuggling.

Commissioner Martin said similar discoveries were made in other Caribbean countries.

A boat carrying about 14 bodies, skull, and other skeletal remains was discovered drifting in Tobago back in May.  He said a collaborative effort will be needed to determine the facts in the case.

The commissioner told the media that at this point he is unable to give more details from the evidence collected from the boat.

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