Most Wanted “Miller” arrested in Jamaica
32-year-old Francis Moulan (aka “Miller”) who is on the USA Customs Service’s most wanted list was arrested on Monday at Cave Hill Estate in Jamaica. Miller is well known in the British Virgin Islands for his association with the huge drug bust of 1996 when Chief Inspector Jacob George was severely injured during a furious skirmish with the drug smugglers. Machine gun fire hit Inspector George causing severe injury to one eye. 13 men were arrested and 38 large bags of cocaine were found on a white van used by the suspects.
On 19 June 1996 Pasea and Purcell neighborhoods jumped out of their beds in the early morning hours as sustained machine gun fire tore the peace of imminent daybreak to shreds. Till three days ago BVI police had Dominica-born Miller on their most wanted list.
Reportedly, Francis Moulan (Miller) had fled to Jamaica where he used a number of false names such as Cyril Smith and Nigel Tyson. According to sources cited by The Gleaner newspaper, Miller was wanted in the State of Georgia for conspiracy to import cocaine, distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to launder the proceeds of drug trafficking, the latter offence committed in the British Virgin Islands from 1992 to 1996.
The United States Customs Service had linked Miller to the seizure of 1,260 kilograms of cocaine which had been intercepted in Road Town on 19 June 1996. The huge amount of cocaine had been smuggled from Colombia and had reached the BVI via St. Maarten. According to The Gleaner, Miller was a key member of the Island Boys’ Gang which masterminded the drug smuggling operation Colombia-St. Maarten-BVI.
Last Monday, acting on information supplied by US Marshals Jamaican Task Force and Narcotics Division raided a dwelling in Cave Hill and arrested Miller.
It is alleged that members of the Island Boys’ Gang have been operating in Jamaica with Miller and more arrests are expected very soon.
Miller appeared before the Half-Way Tree RM Court on Tuesday for the start of extradition proceedings against him.
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