U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
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
St. Thomas Man With $800,000 Cash At McDonald’s, Admits To Having Machine Pistol In Federal Court: USAO
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was chased by federal agents on foot through a Tutu fast food restaurant parking lot in February with $800,000 cash and a machine pistol, pleaded guilty to having an illegal gun, but not to being a drug dealer. Gretchen C.F. Shappert, United
PUERTO RICAN CRIME WAVE PLAGUES USVI! San Juan Native Brought 10 Pounds Of Ganja To St. Croix In 2017
CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rican woman admitted to being part of the Puerto Rican crime wave plaguing the U.S. Virgin Islands, owning up in federal court to bringing 10 pounds of marijuana to St. Croix in 2017. Nathalie Lopez, 31, pled guilty today in U.S. District Count in Golden Rock to
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.