Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Immigration Department
Release Date:
Monday, 14 March 2022 - 5:03pm

Three detainees who escaped the Department of Immigration detention facility on Friday, March 11 have been recaptured. The search is still ongoing for the others who remain at large. 

Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn thanked the public for its support and for the information provided thus far which resulted in the recapture of three of the escapees. He urged residents to remain vigilant and continue assisting in the recapture of the escapees who are still at large.

Mr. Penn reminded the public that it is an offence to assist or harbor any of the escapees.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals are asked to contact the Immigration Department at 468-4700, 468-4715 or 468-4754 or the Royal Virgin Island Police Force hotline at 311/911.


Photos of recaptured persons of interest

Photo 1 of 3: Slovans Semaus

Photo 2 of 3: Hermosa Raul

Photo 3 of 3: Milson Catul

(Photo credit: Provided)


Paul Bridgewater

Information Officer I (Ag.)
Department of Information and Public Relations