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2 Vieques Men Who Brought $1 Million In Cash To St. Thomas By Boat Plead Guilty
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two residents of Vieques who tried to smuggle more than one million dollars in cash by sea to St. Thomas have admitted their guilt in federal court. Julius Alvarez-Gonzalez and Jimmy Garcia-Quinonez, of Vieques, Puerto Rico each entered guilty pleas to the charge of concealing over one

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2 Puerto Rican Men With 174 Pounds Of Cocaine On Boat Dump Drugs In Sea Chase
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Puerto Rican men aboard a no-lights boat who tried to ditch 174 pounds of cocaine during a sea chase between Culebra and St. Thomas were arrested Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to court documents, on March 29, 2022, Wesly Albert Amaro, and Brian

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CBP, DEA Agents Seize St. Thomas Aircraft Tied To Smuggling Activities
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents seized a St. Thomas aircraft on Tuesday suspected of having been used for smuggling events. During an arrest conducted in the fall of 2021, AMO agents working with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and U.S. Immigrations and

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3 BVIslanders And 1 Dominican Caught With 1,470 Pounds Of Cocaine At Sea
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CHRISTIANSTED — A federal joint task force including U.S. Customs agents seized more than $20 million worth of cocaine after it intercepted a smuggling speedboat near St. Croix this weekend. “Transnational criminal organizations take aim at diverse routes to move their illicit contraband,” indicated Augusto Reyes, Director of the Caribbean

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Feds Had To Shoot Out BVI Boat Captain's Engine To Get Him To Stop
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A BVI national was arrested on December 28, 2021, in St. Thomas on a criminal charge related to his failure to stop his vessel when ordered to do so by United States Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine (“CBP-AMO”) agents. According to court documents, William Malone

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Feds Catch Up To Culebra Crew On Jet Skis With 57 Pounds Of Cocaine
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal authorities tracked down cocaine smugglers from Culebra with 57 pounds of cocaine being moved from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas on jet skis. Eight men were arrested Saturday in St. Thomas for allegedly smuggling 26 kilograms of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. On December

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BVI Boat Captain Who Threw Cell Phone Off Boat To Avoid Illegal Alien Smuggling Charge Gets No Jail Time
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A BVI boat captain who was caught smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S. Virgin Islands has been given no jail time by a federal judge after pleading guilty to a lesser included charge. Juwon Cordelle Potter, 25, of Road Town, Tortola, was sentenced to one year probation

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2 St. Thomas Men Charged With Smuggling 463 Pounds Of Cocaine By Sea At Night
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men face criminal charges after allegedly trying to bring at least 463 pounds of cocaine into the territory by sea, authorities said. Russell Robinson and Trevor Stephen appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on a criminal complaint Tuesday, charging the men with conspiring

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Dominican Republic Man Faces Life In Prison After Shootout In Haulover Bay
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic national who fired on federal agents with an assault rifle on a beach used for offloading large shipments of narcotics faces a possible life sentence after a guilty plea in federal court, authorities said. Rammer Guerrero Morales, of Santo Domingo, appeared before U.S. Magistrate

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Venezuelan, Dominicano and Puerto Rican Arrested With 90 Pounds Of Cocaine
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men were arrested for smuggling 90 pounds of cocaine by boat into St. Thomas early Sunday morning, authorities said. On November 22, 2021 Erickson Bolivar, a Venezuelan national, Keisy Jesus, a Dominican Republican national, and Yehudi Robles, a United States citizen from Puerto Rican living in

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