By LR Liburd
The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
A male Kittitian and six individuals who allegedly obtained St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship are among 312 nationals from 16 Caribbean nations on Interpol’s Wanted List.
The names of the wanted persons were made public by an American media house, News Americas Now. However, while the media outlet had stated that seven individuals were on the Wanted List, only six names and the photographs of five of them were published.
The name of the St. Kitts-Nevis national was given as 44-year-old Dexter Sylvester Lewis, who is wanted for trafficking in narcotics, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
The List includes four individuals who were born in China but had obtained St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship.
They are: 41-year-old Qunqun Zheng and Biao Ren (43), both of whom are wanted for fraud and forging financial negotiable instruments; 46-year-old Hanren Xia who is wanted for fraud and taking deposits from the public illegally; and Hongxia Wang, 44, who is wanted for the same offences as Xia.
The other wanted person is Alexander Alexander, a 65-year-old Russian national who obtained citizenship in St. Kitts and Nevis. He is wanted for bribery.
On June 2, 2010, Dexter Lewis was remanded to prison in Guyana along with Guyanese Adrian Beckles after being alleged of attempting to smuggle 1kg 109 grams of cocaine, one 1.4 Magnum Revolver and a pistol, as well as 15 live 9mm rounds of ammunition through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
According to News Americas, Interpol, the world’s largest international police organisation, (Interpol), also has the name of former FIFA Vice-President, Trinidad and Tobago-born Jack Warner.
The media outlet also stated the majority of wanted Caribbean nationals are from the Dominican Republic with a whopping figure of 160.
Interpol is asking anyone who may have information on these wanted persons to contact their local police.