Japanese Woman Faces Battery Charge

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Tuesday 6th February, 2018 – A Japanese woman is expected before the court charged with a series of offences, including battery on police and disorderly conduct.

According to the Police Force’s Communications Unit, STRATCOM, the 57 yr-old Japanese woman is was arrested at V.C Bird International Airport.

It is alleged that Masayo Goto, who arrived in Antigua on Monday aboard Caribbean Airline Flight #459 from Jamaica, put up a fight with Customs Officers, and refused to be searched, during a routine check.

Narcotics and K-9 Officers, who were also on duty at the airport, had to rush to the assistance of their Law Enforcement colleagues, as a result of the kicking, screaming and rambunctious behaviour of the Japanese national.

A search was eventually carried out on her bags and nothing of interest was found. She was taken into custody. The Japanese woman was destined to travel to St. Vincent on Wednesday.