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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: DEQUAN J.J. FORDE: He was also arrested in February FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Croix men were arrested after a being stopped at a traffic checkpoint on Saturday and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, authorities said. According to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) ,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national admitted in federal court on St. Thomas today that he had entered the United States illegally. Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Sentencing is
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former peace officer with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) was found guilty of trying to move at least 100 kilos of cocaine to the U.S. mainland in federal court on Thursday. Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in U.S. District
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national who was once deported from the United States tried to sneak in again on St. Thomas this morning, authorities said. Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico City, was arrested today on a complaint charging him with illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen
ARRESTED AT CYRIL E. KING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: ASHLEY WARNER OF TORTOLA, BVI CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Tortola men were taken into federal custody at the St. Thomas airport on Thursday with 24 pounds of cocaine, authorities said. Jason Frett, 36, and Ashley Warner, 54, each of the British Virgin Islands,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas boat captain and four illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic were in federal court on Thursday to hear the charges against them. Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St. Thomas, Glenys Gruz-Calcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel Gautier, 42, and Rafael Morales-Osoria,
Customs, Coast Guard Stop Go-Fast Boat with $12.8 Million Worth of Cocaine and $540K Worth of Heroin In-Route to PR
PONCE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO)and the U.S. Coast Guard collaborated to intercept Saturday a go-fast vessel seizing 1,084 pounds (491.5kilos) of cocaine and 19 pounds (9 kilos) of heroin. The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $12.8 million and $540,000 for the heroin.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican man and a Haitian man admitted in federal court today that they arranged to pick up cocaine that they sent through the U.S. mail to St. Thomas. Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Haiti, plead guilty today in U.S.
MIAMI — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has released new footage aimed at disrupting drug trafficking operations in the Caribbean Sea. CBP said its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and task force partners have intercepted “a succession of drug-laden vessels packed with thousands of pounds of cocaine
California Man Who Admitted To Bringing Two Kilos of Marijuana To St. Thomas Faces Five Years in Prison
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A California man admitted in federal court to trying to smuggle 4.4 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Kelley “Slim” Hansen, 28, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, United