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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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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 — 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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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Puerto Rican law enforcement took 29 people from the Dominican Republic into custody Tuesday who were trying to enter the United States illegally, according to a Coast Guard press release. Two of the men are being

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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 – A Dominican Republic native who was deported from the United States last year for drug trafficking got 1.75 years in prison from a federal judge for trying to sneak into the territory in May. Victor Gonzalez Rodriquez, 35, of Santo Domingo, was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A BVI native and a Florida man who allegedly brought a combined $88,000 to the territory in their luggage from the BVI were charged with two federal crimes in St. Thomas today. A federal Grand Jury today returned separate indictments against Mikiel Robin, 21, of Road Town,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury decided that a British Virgin Islands native must stand trial for allegedly bringing 11 pounds of cocaine by ferry boat to the territory. A federal Grand Jury today returned an indictment against Shane C. Freeman, 32, of Road Town, Tortola charging him with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A British Virgin Islands native was given 10 years in prison by a federal judge today for smuggling 22 pounds of cocaine through the airport in St. Thomas. Ashley Warner, 54, of Road Town, Tortola, was handed that sentence by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez for

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two natives of the Dominican Republic who brought 2,000 pounds of cocaine by boat near Puerto Rico were given prison terms of four and nearly eight years in prison. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that two additional sentencings originating from a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy

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