Tag: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

MOONLIGHTING MASTERMIND: DPNR Officer Guilty of Moving 100 Kilos of Cocaine

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former peace officer with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) was found guilty of trying to move at least 100 kilos of cocaine to the U.S. mainland in federal court on Thursday. Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in U.S. District […]

Mexican Illegal Nabbed By INS at Cyril E. King Airport As Someone Deported Before

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national who was once deported from the United States tried to sneak in again on St. Thomas this morning, authorities said. Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico City, was arrested today on a complaint charging him with illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen […]

Two Tortola Men Arrested At St. Thomas Airport With 24 Pounds of Cocaine

ARRESTED AT CYRIL E. KING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: ASHLEY WARNER OF TORTOLA, BVI [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Tortola men were taken into federal custody at the St. Thomas airport on Thursday with 24 pounds of cocaine, authorities said. Jason Frett, 36, and Ashley Warner, 54, each of the British Virgin Islands, […]

St. Thomas Boat Captain Arrested on Charges of Smuggling 4 Illegal Migrants

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas boat captain and four illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic were in federal court on Thursday to hear the charges against them. Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St. Thomas, Glenys Gruz-Calcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel Gautier, 42, and Rafael Morales-Osoria, 35, all of Dominican Republic, […]

Customs, Coast Guard Stop Go-Fast Boat with $12.8 Million Worth of Cocaine and $540K Worth of Heroin In-Route to PR

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] PONCE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO)and the U.S. Coast Guard collaborated to intercept Saturday a go-fast vessel seizing 1,084 pounds (491.5kilos) of cocaine and 19 pounds (9 kilos) of heroin. The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $12.8 million and $540,000 for the heroin. […]

Dominican and Haitian Could Get Five Years For Sending 2.2 Pounds of Cocaine Through Mail

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican man and a Haitian man admitted in federal court today that they arranged to pick up cocaine that they sent through the U.S. mail to St. Thomas. Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Haiti, plead guilty today in U.S. District Court before U.S. District […]

U.S. Customs Releases New Footage to Disrupt Drug Trafficking in Caribbean Sea

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has released new footage aimed at disrupting drug trafficking operations in the Caribbean Sea. CBP said its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and task force partners have intercepted “a succession of drug-laden vessels packed with thousands of pounds of cocaine […]

California Man Who Admitted To Bringing Two Kilos of Marijuana To St. Thomas Faces Five Years in Prison

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A California man admitted in federal court to trying to smuggle 4.4 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Kelley “Slim” Hansen, 28, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, United […]

Customs Says It Needs Pilot and Marine Interdiction Agents in Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders, is now accepting applications to fill positions for Air and Marine Operations (AMO). AMO is looking for Air Interdiction Agents (pilots) and Marine Interdiction Agents for locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Wants To Hear From Boaters Over Easter Holidays

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — With the significant increase of beachgoers and small pleasure boaters traversing the Caribbean during this Easter weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Thursday an increased vigilance posture and advisory of reporting requirements. U.S. Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents will work […]