U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
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
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.
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
CHRISTIANSTED – Four mostly elderly Guyanese men admitted in federal court that they tried to smuggle 8,300 pounds of cocaine into the Caribbean. Mohamed Hoseain, 70, and Richard La Cruz, 51, each of Georgetown, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to possession of cocaine on
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Pennsylvania man was given three years in prison for concealing a federal crime he knew someone else committed. Michael Leonard, 21, of Philadelphia was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for misprision of a felony consecutive to the sentenced Leonard is already serving for his
CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rico man was handed a 10-year prison term on Friday for his involvement in a cocaine smuggling operation that brought about 500 pounds of cocaine here. Jean Carlos Vega-Arizmendi, 27, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and
Dominicans Who Smuggled 2,000 Pounds of Cocaine Here Get Slap On The Wrist From Visiting Federal Judge
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
CONVICTED! Sergio Quinones-Davila of Florida must serve 23 years in prison by order of a federal judge. CHRISTIANSTED – A Florida man was handed a 23-year prison sentence by a federal judge who said that he was the “organizer” of Venenuela to Virgin Islands cocaine trafficking operation. U.S. District Court
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.
CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man must serve 20 years in prison for being a “manager” in a Venezuela to Virgin Islands cocaine smuggling conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Thursday sentenced Jose R. Hodge, 38, to 240 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with