One more arrest in Curaçao gold heist investigation

WILLEMSTAD  - Police in Curaçao have made another arrest in the theft of gold bars worth US $11.5 million from a Guyanese vessel on the island.

Spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office Norman Serphos said the 51-year-old suspect G.A.R.P. is from Curaçao. Police searched two homes on Cas Coraweg and Cerrestraat Tuesday, seizing evidence in the case.
 
Unconfirmed reports say the latest detainee had already been in contact with justice in the past for drug trafficking and illegally importing shrimp from Suriname.
 
Serphos could not say whether more of the stolen gold bars had also been found this time. That was apparently the case during the earlier arrests on the island, while some also turned up in Puerto Rico.
 
There are now seven people detained as suspects. A judge last week ruled there was enough evidence to continue holding those caught before for at least 60 days more as the investigation continues.
 
Masked men disguised as police made off with 70 gold bars from a fishing boat transporting the gold in November. Serphos did confirm that some of the gold has been recovered.
 
The source and destination of the original shipment have not been disclosed.

The latest arrest takes the number of persons now in police custody to seven.

 

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