Tag: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

WEED $1,000 A POUND IN ST. CROIX! Atlanta Man Home For Aunt’s Funeral Planned To Sell 4 Pounds Here

CHRISTIANSTED — An admitted kidnapper and burglar home for his aunt’s funeral told federal agents he brought four pounds of marijuana with him on the flight to St. Croix because he knew it was worth double what it is worth in Atlanta. Ra’Kheel Velasquez, 23, of Georgia, was arrested on a warrant Friday and charged […]

St. Croix Man Stung In Federal Child Sex Trafficking Sting Gets 2 Years In Prison

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who showed up to a sex trafficking sting with condoms and cash has been given two years in prison by a federal judge, authorities said. Rashead Gerard, 24, of St. Croix, was given a prison term of 24 months after his conviction for attempted coercion and enticement for illegal […]

Rohlsen Airport Worker Who Gave 11 Pounds Of Cocaine To Drug Mule Gets 2 Years In Prison

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 of conspiracy to possess a […]

Drug Mule Coming From Miami With 17 Pounds Of Marijuana Gets Less Than 1 Year In Prison From Judge

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 marijuana into St. Thomas, U.S. […]

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 States Attorney for the District […]

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 one count of possession of […]

Woman Arrested At St. Thomas Airport With 11 Pounds Of Marijuana In Luggage

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. Shappert said. Rivera made her […]