St. Kitts Officials Saw No Signs Jamaican Was Fugitive

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Tuesday 15th May, 2018 –Law enforcement officials in St. Kitts say there were no signs indicating that Andre Coore was one of Jamaica’s most wanted men.

Coore was arrested in Antigua last week after disembarking a LIAT flight from St. Kitts.

In a statement, the Royal St. Christopher & Nevis Police Force says its investigations have so far revealed that the individual at the time of entry he was not flagged in their system as a wanted person, there was nothing to indicate that their Jamaican counterparts were seeking his arrest and he was in possession of a return ticket to Antigua. “As a CARICOM citizen, in accordance with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramus, he was granted permission to stay for up to six (6) months,” police in St. Kitts noted.

“Further enquires have also revealed that it was only after the Advanced Passenger Information was submitted on the same day the fugitive was set to depart from St. Kitts, that the authorities in Antigua and Barbuda were notified of his status and were put on watch. Notwithstanding this update, the authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis were still not notified of this development.”

“Mr. Coore departed St. Kitts on May 11, 2018 for Antigua. Because of the information the authorities in Antigua received, authorities here were prepared to arrest Mr. Coore once he disembarked the aircraft,” according to a statement.

The Chief Immigration Officer and the Police High Command in St. Kitts say they wish to be clear that at no point in time prior to, or during his stay in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, was any information passed on to our Immigration Authorities or other Law Enforcement agencies in St. Kitts and Nevis from any regional or international institution with regards to him being wanted in Jamaica.

Twenty-three-year-old Fitzroy Andre Coore a resident of Clarendon, Jamaica is allegedly wanted for murderscommitted in his hometown.