Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration
Immigration Department
Release Date:
Thursday, 8 July 2021 - 7:50pm

A search is underway for Mr. Wilking Sanchez Tejeda of the Dominican Republic who escaped detention on Sunday, July 4.

The Chief Immigration Officer, Mr. Ian Penn explained that Mr. Sanchez Tejeda, an immigrant who was detained, escaped with help from an unknown person.

This incident occurred at Castle Maria Hotel where the security officer on duty was attacked.

According to Mr. Penn, the matter was immediately reported to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and a full investigation on the specific circumstances of the escape is ongoing.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Mr. Sanchez Tejeda contact the Immigration Department at 468-4717, 468-4715 or 468-4754 or the RVIPF hotline at 311.




Photo 1: Photo of Mr. Wilkin Sanchez Tejeda

(Photo credit:Provided)


Paul Bridgewater

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