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GLADHANDING SESSION: Members of FEMA and Homeland Security met with Virgin Islands government officials on Friday. CHRISTIANSTED — Acting Governor and Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens met Friday with the United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), William “Brock” Long, to discuss the Territory’s ongoing recovery,
CONVICTED TODAY: Germaine Hall (left) and Craig Richardson (right) CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas men were given 14 and 13.3 years in prison respectively for their part in a conspiracy to ship drugs from the Virgin Islands to the U.S. mainland with the help of one of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s bodyguards.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court that he put 4.4 pounds of cocaine in electronic equipment and mailed it to himself. Braulio Martinez, 33, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge Curtis Gomez to possession of cocaine with the intent to
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic admitted that he tried to smuggle at least 121 pounds of cocaine in a vehicle on a car barge into the territory. Reynaldo Lerburds, 41, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to conspiracy to possess
DOPE RIDE: Ashley Warner, 54, of Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands admitted in federal court that he was a coke dealer today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A British Virgin Islander admitted in federal court today to trying to smuggle about 22 pounds of cocaine in coolers through St. Thomas. Ashley
BUSTED! Virgin Islands Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration personnel arrest Reynaldo Lerburds at the to the Red Hook ferry terminal in St. Thomas on April 18. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to his involvement in a cocaine shipment to St. John
CHRISTIANSTED — A bomb scare on St. Croix near the Sunny Isle Shopping Center Annex turned out to be a false alarm after police linked a suspicious object in the roadway to a war game of “Capture the Flag” played by a Christian youth group the night before. Police and
SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently installed a new Federal Inspection Station at Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. The $6 million station uses advanced technology and allows passengers to move through a single point of control, speeding up entry to the island. It incorporates
MUGSHOT: Jahraun Malachi Brodhurst, 26, got 1.75 years in prison from a federal judge. CHRISTIANSTED – A federal judge sentenced a St. Croix man to 1.75 years in jail for admitting to illegal gun and drug crimes on Friday. Jahraun Malachi Brodhurst, 26, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Chief
A .223 RIFLE CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man has been sentenced to time served for his role in a 2015 police chase and shooting. Maurice Doyle, 27, was given 19 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. U.S.