Tag: Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (HERA)

Dominican Man With Fake ID Stopped By CBP Agents At St. Croix Airport

CHRISTIANSTED — A Dominican man with a fake Puerto Rican driver’s license was stopped by federal authorities at the St. Croix airport this week. Reynaldo Mejia-Mejia, 33, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was arrested Wednesday on St. Croix and charged by federal complaint with illegally reentering the United States and possession and use of […]

Florida Woman Gets Probation For Smuggling 15 Pounds Of Marijuana Into St. Croix

FREDERIKSTED — A Florida woman was given no prison time by a federal judge for smuggling 15 pounds of marijuana into St. Croix. Yvette Simeina, 41, of Orlando, was sentenced to two years of probation and a $1,000 fine for attempting to smuggle 6.6 kilograms of marijuana through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. […]

VIPA Firefighters Give Rare Water Salute To Retiring American Airlines Pilot

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s firefighters at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport performed a water salute early this morning. The VIPA ceremony was to bid farewell to American Airlines pilot Mark Sawicki in a rare honor for an individual person. Mr. Sawiki is retiring after this American Airlines flight from St. Croix to […]

St. Croix Janitor Who Stuffed Cocaine Into Life Vests On Airplane To Get At Least 10 Years

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix janitor who stuffed cocaine into airplane life vests for two accomplices to pick up the next day will get at least 10 years in prison for drug smuggling, authorities said. Luis Ortiz, Jr., 25, of St. Croix pleaded guilty on March 1, 2022, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller to […]

St. Croix Man Gets 5 Years In Prison For Moving 4 Pounds of Cocaine Through Airport Bathroom

CHRISTIANSTED — A man was given five years in prison for trying to engineer the movement of 4.4 pounds of cocaine through the St. Croix airport bathroom last year. Keithley Parris, 34, appeared before Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Ann E. Thompson and was sentenced today on one count each of conspiracy to possess cocaine […]

Colombian Who Used Fake ID To Bring Ecstasy To St. Croix Admits To Not Being A U.S. Citizen

CHRISTIANSTED — A Colombian national who brought ecstasy, ketamine and a fake ID to the St. Croix airport last December has admitted to entering the United States illegally. Andres Bejarano, 33, of Bogota, pleaded guilty today to falsely claiming he was a United States citizen, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to court documents, […]