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

Human Trafficker Gets 6 Months Home Detention For Bringing Dominican Illegal To St. Thomas By Dinghy

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught by federal authorities with an illegal alien in his dingy north of St. John has been sentenced to a half year of home confinement. Ahmaud Rodriguez, 25, of Smith Bay, was given that sentence today for his June 3 conviction on transporting an illegal alien, […]

Feds: Former Plaza Extra Cashier Caught Bringing 167 Pounds Of Ganja To C.E.K.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former Plaza Extra cashier was arrested for attempting to bring 167 pounds of marijuana to the territory on Wednesday, authorities said. Idesha Patricia Sterrod was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said. According to court records, Sterrod arrived at the Cyril […]

St. Thomas TSA Officer Dies Of COVID-19 In Atlanta, Georgia On Monday

ATLANTA — A Transportation Security Administration security screener from St. Thomas who worked at the domestic terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has died of the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. TSA Officer Dian Phipps, 32, of Charlotte Amalie died Monday after getting sick with COVID-19. TSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. […]

St. Croix Man Charged With Smuggling 33 Pounds Of Marijuana Into St. Thomas: USAO

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man has been charged with attempting to smuggle at least 33 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas, authorities said. Sheldon Stuart “Shellz” Isles of Christiansted has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle marijuana into St. Thomas, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Isles made […]

‘Industrious’ St. Thomas Drug Smugglers Don’t Take Time Off For Coronavirus Crisis

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, drug smugglers are apparently not taking time off to stay at home. Nathaniel Robinson has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle at least 6.61 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Robinson heard the charges against him […]

CASH ON THE BARRELHEAD How 2 Barrels of Paint And A Bag From A Lipton Ice Tea Container Are Worth $394K

SAN JUAN — Last week was a bad week for somebody or several somebodies in the Dominican Republic awaiting cash from Puerto Rico. On March 11, a car being ferried by the M/V Maestro Universe from Port of San Juan to Santo Domingo had two green 55-gallon barrels in it. The barrels seemed “excessively heavy” […]

Homeland Security Wants To Hear From People With Disabilities on St. Thomas Next Week

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the Yacht Haven Grande, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. DHS is interested in hearing about the experiences of community members […]

Dominican Republic National Deported in 2014 Must Be Deported Again After Second Conviction

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic national deported in 2014 admitted in federal court that he tried to illegally enter the United States in St. Thomas in February. Gustavo Adolfo Jimenez Polanco, 30, a Dominican Republic national, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. […]