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

3 Illegal Aliens From India Arrive Aboard Spirit Airlines Flight To St. Croix: CBP

FREDERIKSTED — Three natives of India who allegedly attempted illegal entry into the U.S. through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix have been detained by federal law enforcement, federal authorities said. The three defendants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge George W. Cannon, Jr. for a preliminary hearing on December 2 to face […]

New York City Man With 3 Pounds Of Marijuana In Luggage Convicted Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New York man was convicted of smuggling over three pounds of marijuana on a flight to St. Thomas, authorities said. Christopher Dunn, resident of New York City, was convicted today for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to the evidence presented at trial, on […]

Florida Woman Faces 5 Years For Bringing 15 Pounds Of Marijuana To St. Croix

FREDERIKSTED — A Florida woman faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to smuggling nearly 15 pounds of marijuana in her checked luggage into St. Croix. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Yvette Simeina, 40, a resident of Orlando, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to […]

Las Vegas Straw Purchaser Of Guns Gets Nearly 2 Years For Handoff To St. Thomian

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Nevada man who straw purchased guns — including a machine gun and a Glock — was given nearly two years in prison by a federal judge in St. Thomas, authorities said. Michael Kelly, 30, of Las Vegas, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment followed by a three-year term of supervised release […]

Feds Explore Rock City To Hotlanta Connection After Opioid Death Here

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal prosecutors have charged a man with conspiracy to possess and sell a dangerous opioid following an investigation into a woman’s possible overdose death on St. Thomas, authorities said. Elijah Hakim. 34, was arrested September 14, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia and transported to St. Thomas, USVI on criminal charges related to allegedly […]

Philadelphia Man Arrested With 10 Assault Rifles At St. Thomas Airport: VIDOJ

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Denise George announced today the arrest of Jahmir Victor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) special agents for multiple firearms charges related to the unlawful importation, sale, failure to declare and register, and the Criminally Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (CICO) as a co-conspirator in an […]

Puerto Rican Man Who Smuggled $316,930 Into St. Thomas Faces 5 Years In Prison

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican man who falsely claimed that hundreds of thousands of dollars he was smuggling on a boat to St. Thomas were legitimately earned “giving tourists diving tours” faces five years in prison, authorities said. Blas Sebastian Panzardi Davila, 38, of San Juan pleaded guilty in federal court today to making […]

Atlanta Man Has 4 Pounds Of Marijuana In His Luggage At St. Croix Airport

FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert of the District of the Virgin Islands announced that a Georgia man pleaded guilty in federal court today to possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. According to court documents, Ra’Kheel Velasquez, 24, of Georgia traveled to St. Croix on a Delta flight originating from […]

North Carolina Woman Nabbed At Airport With 28 Pounds Of Marijuana: USAO

FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that a St. Augustine woman was arrested on November 6, 2021 in St. Croix on criminal charges relating to her travel to St. Croix from Charlotte, North Carolina via commercial airline on November 6, According to court documents, she possessed two checked bags that contained 13 individually […]

St. Thomas Man With 7.7 Pounds Of Marijuana On Flight Gets Probation

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who smuggled 7.7 pounds of marijuana into the territory aboard a commercial airline flight was given probation by a federal judge. Kharim Moore of Charlotte Amalie was sentenced today to three years’ probation, fined $1,000, and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service for possession with intent […]