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CHRISTIANSTED – A Mexican national who was deported from the United States about a year ago admitted in federal court that he returned here illegally again in 2018. Manuel Alberto Fuentes-Acosta of Mexico City pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to re-entry of removed alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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FREDERIKSTED — Members of the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau on St. Croix conducted a joint assignment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a search for wanted fugitive Brandel Lynard Berry. Berry was wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred in Louisiana on January 11. After the robbery, Berry absconded to

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department has responded to the WhatsApp voice message circulating in the territory falsely claiming that there will be a threat to the USVI in the coming months. “The FBI has revealed no evidence to substantiate that threat or to support any other terrorist threats

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who was arrested in a gunpoint robbery and for allegedly bringing drugs on an airline last year — has been arrested again this year. A concerned citizen told police that he was robbed and assaulted by several men who entered his home without permission

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SAN JUAN — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have seized $25 million worth of cocaine in waters off an outer island. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE) said Friday that nearly 2,400 pounds (1,100 kilograms) were found aboard a boat near the island of Vieques. Officials said they pursued the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that a nine-member administrative team in the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) has been recognized for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In September of 2017, the VI-USAO became the only USAO to encounter two Category 5

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge gave a man from the Dominican Republic less than four years in prison today for sending 4.4 pounds of cocaine through the U.S. mail. Braulio Martinez, 33, of Santo Domingo, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine,

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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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