The Strategic Intelligence Unit, the Delta Squad, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force formed a united crisis team on Friday, (28th October, 2011), using all human, technological and other assets at their disposal to rescue the victim unharmed from an unoccupied house on East Park Range.
The Joint Security Forces performed an operation on Saturday (29th October) which also resulted in the arrest of three persons and the collection of three illegal weapons and more than 75 rounds of assorted ammunition.
“I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank you for the outstanding collaboration we experienced from you and your team over the past 36 hours. You and your team did truly exceptional work in driving a successful resolution to this difficult situation in a very short period of time,” said Bill Hughson, President, Healthcare Group, DeVry Inc. in Illinois in a message to Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Mr. C. G. Walwyn.
Dr. Robert Wagner of the International University of Nursing (IUON) and the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) told Commissioner Walwyn that the “swift action will relieve many people’s anxiety.”
The police investigation into the kidnapping matter however is continuing.