U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man who received methamphetamines and marijuana in the U.S. mail was arrested by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations special agents on Friday and charged with being a illegal drug dealer, authorities said. Jason Lee Current, 43, of St. Croix, made an initial appearance before U.S.
D.C. Man Tells Feds 11 Pounds Of Ganja In Carry-On Bag Came From Stranger At Reagan National Airport
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man arriving from Washington D.C. with 11 pounds of marijuana in his carry-on bag told federal authorities that he was offered $15,000 at Ronald Reagan airport to bring the luggage to St. Thomas. Christopher Lloyd Turnbull has been charged in a criminal complaint with possession with
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A young St. Thomas man who fled the Red Hook U.S. Customs facility when he realized that his backpack with a gun in it was about to be put through an x-ray machine got 2.5 years in prison. Javier Enrique Lima of St. Thomas was sentenced Wednesday
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An air traveler found who flew into the St. Thomas airport with a handgun and magazine in his son’s checked luggage seven months ago was given 1.5 years of probation today in U.S. District Court. Wayne Smith was sentenced to 18 months probation on his conviction for
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) embarked on an automated cargo process that will modernize and enhance the traditional way to process cargo in the territory. In an effort to increase the safety of employees and the community, CBP implemented an online electronic box where shipping documents
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who tried to smuggle 2.35 pounds of cocaine strapped to his body going through King Airport on St. Thomas one year ago admitted to his role as part of a plea bargain agreement with federal prosecutors today. Miguel Batista, Jr., 27, of St. Thomas, pled
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who tried to mail a pound of cocaine disguised as candy bars to the U.S. mainland last year got just over a year in prison from a federal judge, authorities said. Kemo Riley, 43, of St. Thomas was sentenced for mailing a package
SAN JUAN — The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a body boarder in distress at Surfer’s Beach Saturday afternoon in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. A man in his late 20’s was rescued. He was discovered during a routine patrol by a local police officer.
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
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