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CHRISTIANSTED — After a six-day trial, a federal jury today found Delroy Thomas, Jr., 28, of St. Croix, guilty of murder for hire, attempted murder and attempted retaliation against a witness, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to the evidence presented at trial, between March 9, 2015 to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans and one Central American were charged in federal court today with drug smuggling in Caribbean waters patrolled by the United States, authorities said. Freddy Montano Paz, 29, Calixto Tumbaco, 41, Mariano Abregon, 42, and Hector Hernandez Saucedo, 48, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he smuggled nearly 20 pounds of marijuana from Miami to Frederiksted last year. Dequan Forde, 21, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one federal count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans and one Central American were charged with smuggling 3,384 pounds of cocaine into the region, authorities said. Freddy Montano Paz, 29, Calixto Tumbaco, 41, Mariano Abregon, 42, and Hector Hernandez, 48, were each charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of a controlled substance

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CHRISTIANSTED — A “drug kingpin” who played ball with the feds in order to entrap the underlings in his crack cocaine operation received a reduced sentence in federal court on Monday. Robert Klyvert, 47, of St. Croix, was sentenced to five years in prison for distribution of crack cocaine, United

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rico man who brought 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix by boat got a decade in prison from a federal judge on Monday. Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson sentenced Jean Cruz-Albert, 28, of Puerto Rico, to the mandatory 10 years in prison

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two St. Croix men were handed relatively light sentences of two years and one year in prison by a visiting federal judge after being convicted of charges related to dealing crack cocaine here. Nolly King, 36 of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday for distribution of crack cocaine, and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man accused in Virgin Islands Superior Court of killing one man and shooting another now faces additional charges in federal court. Aubrey Frett, 30, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested on September 3 and charged in connection with the murder of 44-year-old Jerome Turnbull on September 1,

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CHRISTIANSTED — After a five-day trial, a federal jury convicted a St. Croix man of simple possession of cocaine and assaulting a police officer. Jimmy Davis, 41, of Frederiksted was found guilty of one count of possession of cocaine and one count of aggravated assault and battery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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SANTO DOMINGO — The U.S. Coast Guard says it seized nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of at least $3.5 million, during an exercise near the Dominican Republic. It said six smugglers had been detained in Puerto Rico pending further court action. “I couldn’t be more proud

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