Looted goods auctioned or donated

PHILIPSBURG - On Friday, April 6th, 2018, a number of rightful owners of confiscated items, which were looted during and in the aftermath of hurricane Irma, were able to reclaim their goods.
This week rightful owners were still allowed to come forward and provide proof of ownership for the items identified. Despite the multiple efforts of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM) some items still remained unclaimed.
These items are being stored temporarily at the Police Station in Philipsburg which has been limiting storage space for confiscated items from other ongoing criminal investigations.
The Public Prosecutor has therefore taken the decision, with regard to the remaining items, to have these items auctioned to the public on a date yet to be announced, or donated to institutions such as schools, community centres, homes for the elderly and to less fortunate families or persons.

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