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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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SAN JUAN — The FBI said its raid of a Puerto Rico bank on Wednesday is part of a larger money laundering investigation that includes the U.S. Virgin Islands. “The United States is waging a war against money laundering,” FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said. “Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin

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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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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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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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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 — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that the Virgin Islands U.S.Attorney’s Office is sponsoring training this week for prosecutors from the USVI and Puerto Rico and federal agents here in the territory who are dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of large-scale narcotics and organized crime

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – United States Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said that a federal jury handed down a guilty verdict against Michael Hendrickson 28, for possession of prison contraband on Wednesday, following a one-day trial. “Contraband cell phones in correctional facilities create a security threat for correctional officers, others prisoners,

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