More illegal immigrants arrested during Operation Sparimakka


Operation Sparimakka which was launched on May 27th, and which is aimed at fighting crime on the territorial waters of Suriname, recently yielded positive results because four illegal immigrants who turned out to be Guyanese citizens were arrested after their fishing boat was intercepted on June 1. On Monday five illegal Brazilians were arrested when their fishing boat was intercepted in the vicinity of Leonsberg. Suriname has been plagued by illegal fishing. The illegal fishing operations pose a threat to the export of fish. Contraband also finds its way to the local market which is why the National Army, the Coast Guard and the Police Force Suriname (KPS) have joined forces. …[+]