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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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GET A LEG UP: Ashley Warner, 54, of Road Town, Tortola, BVI begins serving his 10-year sentence for cocaine smuggling today. 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

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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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CONVICTED: Shahime “Prettyboyswagg” Ludvig, Jr. 20, on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who admitted in federal court that he flew in 50 pounds of cocaine on a commercial flight faces a possible life sentence, authorities said. Shahime “Prettyboyswagg” Ludvig, Jr., 20, pleaded guilty today before U.S.

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U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT IN NEW JERSEY CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native was given 10 years in prison by a federal judge for bringing nearly 13 pounds of cocaine to the territory. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez re-sentenced Tomas Liriano Castillo, 44, to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. John man was charged Monday by federal authorities with trying to smuggle four illegal migrants into the territory. Brice Todman, 36, of St. John, was arrested Monday on a criminal complaint charging him with bringing aliens into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

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CRUZ BAY — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents intercepted Sunday a vessel with four aliens, navigating without lights crossing the border between Tortola and St. John. “AMO crews spend many hours patrolling the Caribbean region to discover smuggling ventures into U.S. territory,” said Johnny Morales, Director

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Pennsylvania natives were arrested today on charges that they tried to smuggle at least 28 pounds of cocaine through the territory. Ngoc Nguyen, 21, and Fendi Brooks, 25, each of Pittsburgh, were arrested on a complaint charging them with conspiracy to possess with the intent to

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