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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Pennsylvania women were handed sentences of 5.2 years and 6.4 years for a crack cocaine conviction in federal court. Ngoc Nguyen, 22, and Fendi Brooks, 26, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were sentenced Thursday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 1,072 rechargeable deep cycle lead batteries found to be counterfeit at the Port of San Juan.  The batteries displayed “Reverse RU,” a protected trademark.  The total estimated manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of the seized batteries, had they been genuine,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A BVI native was given a less-than-one-year sentence by a federal judge for being an illegal alien in the territory carrying a concealed, loaded semi-automatic weapon. Ashan Westcott, 29, of Road Town, Tortola, was sentenced on Thursday for possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Assistant U.S. Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 38, of the Dominican Republic was arrested yesterday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of alien harboring for financial gain and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle about 42 pounds of cocaine from St. Thomas to Florida, authorities said. Mikhail “NastyMik” Munoz, 31, of Campo Rico, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Texas drug mule who was to be paid only $1,500 for smuggling 20 pounds of marijuana from Dallas to St. Croix now faces five years in prison for her exploits, authorities said. Kieantia Thomas-Okeke, 38, of Dallas, pled guilty to one count of possession of marijuana with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man appeared before a federal magistrate to hear charges that he shipped cocaine from here through the U.S. mail disguised as cellophane candy. Kemo Riley, 42, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for preliminary and detention hearings after federal agents arrested him on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal Grand Jury returned an indictment against four people on money laundering related charges including one man from Florida and one man from the British Virgin Islands, authorities said. Akil Erickson, 26, of Orlando and Mikiel Robin, 21, of Road Town, Tortola and two others were charged

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A native of the British Virgin Islands admitted in federal court to being an illegal alien with a gun in St. Thomas. Ashan Randolph Westcott, 28, of Road Town, Tortola, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez to being an illegal alien in possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican sea captain and a native of the Dominican Republic were captured by the feds while operating a maritime smuggling operation in the territory. Eduardo Javier Reyes of the Dominican Republic and Arturo Serrano Arizmendi of Puerto Rico appeared Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller

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