Police arrested a Member of Parliament of Sint Maarten on Friday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
The St Maarten Prosecutor’s Office said the MP is suspected of taking bribes and abusing his position.
He was arrested as part of an operation called “Lissabon”.
The unnamed MP was released but the Prosecutor’s Office noted: “He remains a suspect in the ongoing criminal investigation”.
“The investigation is ongoing and further arrests or searches are not ruled out.”
The “Lissabon” investigation is being conducted by RST under the direction of the Central Team of the Attorney General’s Office of Curaçao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.