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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man from the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court today that he mailed about nine pounds of cocaine through the U.S. Postal Service. Domingo Diaz Diaz, 40, of Santo Domingo, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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SAN JUAN — FBI agents have raided a bank in Puerto Rico amid allegations over violations of U.S. sanctions imposed on those who do business with Venezuela’s government. FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said that agents today had a search warrant to identify funds that might be linked to entities or

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 22 people back to the Dominican Republic who were caught at sea trying to enter Puerto Rico illegally. Since October, the Coast Guard and Puerto Rican law enforcement have stopped more than 400 people in the Caribbean trying to make their way

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Agrifest 2019 Set for Feb. 16-18: “VI Agriculture: Still Growing in 2019” The public is invited to attend the 48th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the Virgin Islands from Feb. 16-18 at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex, Estate Lower Love on St. Croix.  The theme is “VI Agriculture: Still Growing

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police stopped a speed boat Tuesday night smuggling 200 pounds of cocaine authorities say is worth about $3 million. The speed boat was first seen by the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane based in Miami. It

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CHRISTIANSTED – A former Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility guard got a half year of home confinement for dealing drugs in prison. Yasmeen Massicott, 40, of St. Croix was sentenced to three years of supervised release with six months of home confinement, for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A man once called the “kingpin” of drugs in the U.S. Virgin Islands has admitted to his role in a federal crack cocaine case. Robert Klyvert, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr. to distribution of crack cocaine on January 18, according to U.S. Attorney

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has detained a number of Caribbean nationals among 118 immigrants during a five-day exercise in several areas of New York. It said during the January 14-18 exercise, law enforcement officials apprehended the immigrants for violating U.S. immigration

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents seized 884 pounds (401 kilos) of cocaine found inside an abandoned vessel on the coast of the town of Loiza on Monday.  The estimated value of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Florida man was charged today with fraud in connection with a kickback scheme involving federal government contracts. David Wikel, 65, of West Palm Beach, was charged with providing kickbacks in connection with the $1.7 million dollar federal government subcontract to retrofit the roof of the Ron

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