Category: U.S. Department of Justice

2 Venezuelans Cop to Bringing 121 Pounds of Cocaine to St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — Two Venezuelan members of an 11-man fishing vessel crew admitted to their roles in bringing 121 pounds of cocaine to the territory. Henry Gonzalez Noriega, 47, and Francisco Rodriguez Infante, 28, each of Caracas, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Emile A. Henderson III to conspiracy to possess with intent […]

UVI Employee Faces Life In Prison For Sexual Assault

With some of the lowest academic standards in the world, the University of the Virgin Islands is forced to take what it can get in terms of faculty and staff. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal prosecutors said today that a man employed by the University of the Virgin Islands is a dangerous sexual predator and asked […]

CBP Makes Massive Cocaine Bust In Puerto Rico

The CBP agents seized 794 pounds of cocaine is estimated to be worth $7.5 million in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations made a massive cocaine bust earlier this week when agents hauled in nearly 800 pounds in an attempted smuggling operation off the coast of Puerto Rico. […]

Routine Traffic Stop Nets 2 Suspects On Illegal Gun Charges

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police have arrested a motorist and their passenger on gun charges after conducting a traffic stop in St. Thomas while looking for a stolen vehicle. Kiante Christopher, 23, and Shyrah Isaac, 24, were each arrested and charged with constructive possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of a firearm with an […]

Jamaican National Charged With Illegal Re-Entry By A Felon

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced today that Veron Venita Goulbourne, 60, a Jamaican national, has been charged with being present in the United States after removal and conviction for an aggravated felony. If convicted, Goulbourne faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. According to court documents, Goulbourne was […]

St. Croix Man Faces 5 Years If Convicted On Gun Charge

CHRISTIANSTED — United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Friday that an information was filed charging Rionel Allembert, 21, of St. Croix, with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of a firearm with a school zone. If convicted, Allembert faces up to five years in prison. According to court documents, on September 28, 2021, […]

VIPA Officer Caught With 28 Pounds of Cocaine At Airport

CHRISTIANSTED – A VIPA officer was stopped with about 28 pounds of cocaine at the St. Croix airport, authorities said. Wayne Jeffers, of St. Croix, appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Emile A.Henderso n, III for an initial appearance stemming from his May 20, 2022, arrest on illegal drug possession charges, U.S. Attorney Delia L. […]

Coast Guard Takes 35 Illegal Migrants Back To The DR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard between Tuesday and Friday returned eight Dominican, 15 Haitian and 12 Uzbek nationals to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. Four other Dominicans apprehended during these interdictions are facing federal criminal prosecution in Puerto Rico for attempted illegal […]

Colorado Fugitive Once Wanted For Extortion Detained At St. Thomas Airport By Feds 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Colorado man accused of extortion was detained by federal agents after he landed at Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas on Thursday night, authorities said. Brett Kimelman of Trinidad, Colorado was taken into custody at 6:53 p.m. Thursday by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau after an investigation revealed that Kimelman was wanted […]

3 Corrections Officers Indicted After Assault On Detainee and Cover-Up

CHRISTIANSTED — Three Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections officers have been indicted by a grand jury for falsifying documents in an attempt to cover up an assault on a detainee by two officers, authorities said. Two former and one current Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections officers at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility on […]