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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
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
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
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
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court to being a cocaine drug mule between here and Miami, authorities said. Don-Luke George, 24, of Barren Spot, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, United States
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man has been charged with trying to export 18 bricks of cocaine weighing about 42 pounds on a commercial airline flight leaving St. Thomas. Mikhail “NastyMik” Munoz, 31, of Campo Rico, was charged with possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders signed an agreement this month to maximize inspection and detection capabilities in order to prevent illegal and harmful products entering the U.S. through the nation’s International Mail Facilities (IMFs) and Ports of
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Syrian teenager may be allowed to pursue an asylum claim in a Florida immigration court while facing a federal criminal charge in the territory. George Soufan, 18, appeared in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas on Thursday, shackled and dressed in a red Bureau of Corrections
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man is accused by federal authorities of trying to deal 11 pounds of cocaine on the Big Island. Jakwan Sweeney, 21, of St. Croix arrested Wednesday on an indictment charging him with conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
CASH ON THE BARRELHEAD How 2 Barrels of Paint And A Bag From A Lipton Ice Tea Container Are Worth $394K
SAN JUAN — Last week was a bad week for somebody or several somebodies in the Dominican Republic awaiting cash from Puerto Rico. On March 11, a car being ferried by the M/V Maestro Universe from Port of San Juan to Santo Domingo had two green 55-gallon barrels in it.