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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard air and surface units ended the search for an overdue 20-foot blue and white boat Monday afternoon, after the vessel was found ashore near Punta Salinas in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Four men are reportedly in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol as their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Florida habitual offender was given more than three years in prison by a federal judge for smuggling at least 27.8 pounds of marijuana into the territory, authorities said. Marvin Forbes, 49, from Orlando, was sentenced to 37 months of incarceration by Chief U.S. District Court Judge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Texas man wanted on a warrant for a parole violation was detained by federal agents at the St. Thomas airport on Saturday, authorities said. Michael Morgan, 51, of Austin, was arrested about 4:25 p.m. Saturday and charged with being a fugitive from justice, the Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — An Arizona man who tried to smuggle 24 pounds of marijuana into St. Croix has pleaded guilty in federal court to being a drug dealer, authorities said. Armando Antonio Mena, 29, of Phoenix, pleaded guilty today to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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AGUADILLA — A Coast Guard aircrew combined efforts with U.S. Border Patrol agents during a drug smuggling event Saturday that resulted in the seizure of 157 pounds (71 Kilos) of cocaine and the arrest of two suspected smugglers from the Dominican Republic near Villa Montana in Isabela, Puerto Rico. The

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican boat passenger admitted in federal court that participated in a marine mission to smuggle $287,660 into St. Thomas, authorities said. Jose Carlos Diaz Melendez of San Juan appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in the U.S. District Court and pleaded guilty plea to

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) was involved in a $10 million drug bust in Caribbean waters recently. The U.S. Coast Guard and CBP-AMO interdicted a “yola” type wooden vessel transporting 816 pounds (370 kilos) of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police, acting on a tip, found a “large” package of cocaine on a South Shore St. Croix beach and two men near the contraband escaped from the area, authorities said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Halfpenny Beach about 7:31 a.m. Monday regarding a suspicious package

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught by federal authorities with an illegal alien in his dingy north of St. John has been sentenced to a half year of home confinement. Ahmaud Rodriguez, 25, of Smith Bay, was given that sentence today for his June 3 conviction

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriated 20 of 21 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage in the Mona Passage west of Puerto Rico. The remaining migrant was turned over to U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) agents to face

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