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SAN JUAN — Federal authorities found $27 million in undeclared cash Saturday on a ship set to travel from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced in a press release. “Legal currency can be transported if properly declared under U.S. law.  Transnational Criminal Organizations seek to

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SAN JUAN — Authorities seized $6 million worth of cocaine and arrested three people on a “go-fast” smuggling boat while on a routine patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Officials said the suspicious boat was spotted Monday by a Navy helicopter crew from the USS Kidd working with the Coast Guard and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who had 50 pounds of cocaine in his checked luggage at the Cyril E. King Airport got 2.75 years in prison from a federal judge today. Shahime “Prettyboyswagg” Ludvig, Jr., 22, of St. Thomas, was given that term today after his conviction for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former Plaza Extra cashier was arrested for attempting to bring 167 pounds of marijuana to the territory on Wednesday, authorities said. Idesha Patricia Sterrod was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said. According to court records,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Georgia native who admitted in federal court to bringing 33 pounds of marijuana to St. Thomas was given less than two years in prison for that offense. Keenan Powell-Ryder, 24, of Gainesville, Ga. was sentenced today following his guilty plea for possession of marijuana with intent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man working for a contractor doing the remodeling work at the St. Thomas airport has been charged with dealing cocaine after allegedly admitting to hiding 10 pounds of cocaine in a men’s room wall inside the air terminal, authorities said.. Keilin Lopez Lopez has been charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Monday two incidents where inbound passengers to the Cyril E. King Airport and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, have attempted to smuggle firearms, ammunition and bulletproof vests in violation of local law. “The U.S. Virgin Islands has its own laws

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fingerprints allowed federal officers to make an arrest at the St. Thomas airport after a deported man allegedly claimed to be someone he was not, authorities said. Gilberto Arana Wence was arrested on Friday and charged with illegal re-entry by a removed alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rican woman admitted to being part of the Puerto Rican crime wave plaguing the U.S. Virgin Islands, owning up in federal court to bringing 10 pounds of marijuana to St. Croix in 2017. Nathalie Lopez, 31, pled guilty today in U.S. District Count in Golden Rock to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas airport traveler who packed a gun and ammunition into his checked luggage admitted to his guilt in federal court on Wednesday, authorities said. Wayne Smith pled guilty in U.S. District Court to causing a firearm to be present in a federal facility, U.S. Attorney

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