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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police have released new details in the weekend arrest of a Texas woman who allegedly conducted a theft operation on St. John. Jennifer A. Northcutt, 54, of Richardson, Texas, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Friday and charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property, the Virgin

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SAN JUAN — Federal agents from Puerto Rico seized a record 2,500 kilos of cocaine off a man-made submarine from Colombia earlier this month. The vessel is the first of its kind to be intercepted in the Caribbean Sea, W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney District of Puerto Rico, said in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught at the airport with 2.35 pounds of cocaine taped to his torso was sentenced Thursday to 2.5 years in prison by a federal judge. Miguel Batista, 27, of Charlotte Amalie, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for possession

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A California man who smuggled 6.6 pounds of marijuana into the St. Thomas airport was sentenced Thursday to no prison time, authorities said. Nathaniel Robinson, 29, of Montclair, California was sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $1,000 for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught at the St. Thomas airport with 40 pounds of marijuana in his luggage has been sentenced Thursday to no time in prison, authorities said. Sheldon Isles, 38, was sentenced to five years’ probation for possession with intent to distribute a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal agents on routine patrol disrupted a smuggling operation at Stumpy Beach on St. Thomas Wednesday and recovered $1.2 million in cash in duffel bags, authorities said. Four men have been arrested and charged in the case, including Alcibiades Flis Batista, Geraldo Alverio Morales, and Jesus Javier Lebron

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Trinidadian national who had been deported previously was arrested Thursday at King Airport on St. Thomas and charged with trying to illegally re-enter the United States. Allan Browne, of Port of Spain, made his initial appearance Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller. His detention and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New Jersey man wanted in his home state for manslaughter was detained by federal authorities at the St. Thomas airport on Monday afternoon. Luis C. Cancio, 38, of Elizabeth, NJ, was arrested at 4:32 p.m. Monday and charged with being a fugitive from justice, the Virgin

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ATLANTA — A St. Thomas-based federal agent’s double life as a law enforcement officer and drug smuggler was exposed by an alert drug-sniffing dog in Georgia, authorities said. Ivan Van Beverhoudt, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer tasked with intercepting drugs in the USVI, was indicted on federal charges

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CHRISTIANSTED — A former St. Croix airport worker who provided 11 pounds of cocaine to a drug mule was given two years in prison by a federal judge. Lamech Matthew, 28, of Frederiksted, was sentenced in U,S, District Court in Golden Rock on Thursday after pleading guilty to one count

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