U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. John man was given two years in federal prison for transporting an illegal resident via ferry to St. Thomas, authorities said. Courtney Matthias was sentenced today on his conviction for transporting an illegal alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Robert
U.S. Customs and Border Protection On The Lookout For ‘Genuine Fakes’ In U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN — With the holiday season ending, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are reiterating their consumer alert for counterfeit and pirated goods with regard to online shopping. The San Juan Field Office, which is responsible for multiple ports of entry in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says crews from its Caribbean Air and Marine Branch (CAMB) have collaborated with federal and local law enforcement partners in disrupting a human smuggling attempt in the Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico, resulting in the capture and repatriation of 15 individuals.
Texas Man Tells Feds He’s Not A Marijuana Dealer, He Intended To Smoke All 9.5 Pounds Of Pot Himself
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Texas man was detained after allegedly trying to smuggle 9.5 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas that he told authorities he planned to smoke all by himself. A federal criminal complaint has been filed against Lequan Jaheem Pemberton, of Austin, for possession with intent to distribute
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who had 32 vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana in his luggage at the St. Thomas airport admitted in federal court that he was a drug dealer, authorities said. Sheldon Stuart “Shellz” Isles, 38, of St. Thomas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in District Court
Dominican Woman Faces 55 Years In Prison For Running Sex Ring That Used Illegal Aliens As Prostitutes
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic woman faces up to 55 years in prison after admitting to running a human trafficking sex ring that pulled illegal women from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela to St. Thomas to perform commercial sex acts on customers, authorities said. Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 39, of Santo
Dominican Cocaine Dealer From New York Takes Ferry From BVI To St. John 5 Months After Being Deported
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic national got two years in prison after he was deported from New York in 2019 for selling cocaine and returned to the United States five months later. Jose Fatima Rosario-Remigio of Santo Domingo was sentenced Wednesday on his conviction for illegal re-entry into the
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A brother-sister duo who ran a gun trafficking operation that moved scores of assault rifles between Atlanta and St. Thomas were sentenced in federal court on Tuesday. Shawn Bernard Tyson, 34, of St. Thomas, was found guilty after a two-day trial of being a felon in possession
ORANJESTAD — A 21-year-old Colombian man has been extradited from the Netherlands Antilles to Sydney and charged with the murder of an Australian woman. The body of 69-year-old Kimberley McRae was found in a Mount Street unit, in the beachside suburb of Coogee, on January 14. McRae had last been
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.