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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department is looking for 23-year-old Tarik Babrow in connection to a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday on Veteran’s Drive near the Cancryn Bridge. Babrow is a Black male who stands 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He is known to

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Florida woman tried to smuggle 14.61 pounds of marijuana in her checked luggage at the St. Croix airport, federal authorities said. Yvette Simeina, 40, of Orlando, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who smuggled 17 pounds of marijuana into the St. Thomas airport last year has been given less than a year in prison as punishment, authorities said. Christopher Vera was sentenced to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release for attempting to smuggle

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New York City man was caught by federal officers trying to smuggle 2.2 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas last week, authorities said. A criminal complaint has been filed against Christopher Dunn of New York for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Thomas men suspected of involvement in an attempt to smuggle at least 13 pounds of marijuana aboard an American Airlines flight to St. Croix were arrested on Thursday, authorities said. Two additional men also implicated in the marijuana smuggling operation have been previously convicted of weapons

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