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WILLEMSTAD — The British Royal Navy support ship RFA Mounts Bay has joined forces with specialist U.S. take-down teams from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in order to combat drug smuggling in the Caribbean. USCG drug enforcement experts have been deployed to stop illegal narcotics produced in South and Central

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Paul “Bogus” Girard and ten members of his criminal organization on St. Croix were indicted Thursday under the provisions of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by a federal grand jury sitting in St. Thomas. A new 47-count

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GUAYNABO — The Puerto Rico Police Department said Wednesday that a hostage situation at noon Wednesday at the Caribbean Federal Credit Union Cooperative in Guaynabo ended without any injuries. According to preliminary information, a Puerto Rico Police Department officer, Gabriel Hernández Jiménez, who is assigned to the Bayamón Highway Patrol

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The United States Justice Department said today that the federal district court for the District of the Virgin Islands yesterday found the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) in substantial compliance with a consent decree relating to VIPD’s use of force practices. The consent decree requires VIPD to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A British Virgin Islands native was charged today with trying to smuggle four Haitian nationals into the territory. Ernest Williams, 25, of Road Town, Tortola, was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with bringing aliens into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Daline

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 74 Dominican migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tuesday night following the at-sea interdictions of four migrant vessels off Puerto Rico. The interdictions were a result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE  – Three natives of the Dominican Republic appeared in federal court over the weekend to hear charges that they tried to smuggle $30 million worth of cocaine into the region. Edwin Vargas, 31, Dany Perez-Brito, 44, and Lenin Cornelio-Perez, 32, all of Santo Domingo, were charged with conspiracy

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) crews seized $30 million worth of cocaine and apprehended three smugglers this week, authorities said. The Coast Guard said it seized an estimated 2,606 pounds of cocaine during an exercise in international waters off the U.S. Virgin Islands

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SAN JUAN — Thursday was a somber day at the Cockfighting Club of San Juan. The rows and rows of cubbies that usually house up to 80 roosters waiting to fight were mostly empty. On this day, only 26 birds were on display. Miguel Ortiz, a regular at the club

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native was given 7.25 years in prison by a federal judge for smuggling 110 pounds of cocaine in the territory. Reynaldo Lerburds, 41, of Santo Domingo, was sentenced today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

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