U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who unsuccessfully tried to smuggle five bags of cocaine in his luggage to Orlando was sentenced to time served by a federal magistrate on Thursday, authorities said. Aubrey Meyers, 64, was sentenced on his conviction for possession of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who fled the Customs inspection area in Red Hook and left a handgun in a backpack behind, pleaded guilty to illegal gun charges in federal court Tuesday, authorities said. Javier Enrique Lima pled guilty to possessing and transporting a firearm with an obliterated
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman was arrested at the St. Thomas airport for trying to smuggle at least 11 pounds of marijuana into the territory, federal authorities said. A criminal complaint has been filed against Raquel Rivera for attempting to smuggle the marijuana into St. Thomas, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Brazilian woman have been accused of re-entering the United States after previously being deported as illegals, authorities said. Valdete Pereira Santana and Joice Costa De Souza, of Rio de Janeiro , were charged with entering the United States after having been deported and removed, U.S. Attorney
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Javier Enrique Lima was indicted on February 27, 2020 on multiple federal and local charges related to possessing and transporting a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Lima was also charged with departing a customs facility before being authorized to do
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man can expect a minimum 10-year prison term after admitting in federal court to supplying a drug mule with at least 50 pounds of cocaine at the St. Thomas airport, authorities said. Jakwaan Sweeney, Jr., 21, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty to possession with
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A California resident was detained by federal officers for an outstanding warrant at the St. Thomas airport on Friday, authorities said. Raquel Antoinette Huff, 24, of Oakland, was flagged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about 3:45 p.m. Friday at the Cyril E. King Airport for
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix convicted felon who tried to hide the shipment of a machine pistol, magazines and ammunition to himself by mixing them in to a shipment of tools was given 4.833 years in prison by a federal judge. William Payne, 39, of St. Croix, was sentenced on
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was convicted in federal court on Thursday for his role in trying to run a pipeline of guns with obliterated serial numbers between Atlanta and the USVI, authorities said. Shawn Bernard Tyson was found guilty of being a felon in possession of ammunition
CRUZ BAY — A joint task force of local and federal officers arrested a man on St. John because he allegedly stabbed someone and disfigured them three months ago — and it was all captured on surveillance video, authorities said. Virgin Islands Police Department officers along with the U.S. Marshals