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

Puerto Rico Boat Captain Gets 2.5 Years For Smuggling $287,660 Cash Into St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that Arioc Diaz Melendez, 28, from Puerto Rico, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for concealing $287,660 in U.S. currency while onboard a vessel outfitted for smuggling. According to court documents, Arioc Diaz Melendez was the captain of a vessel that was traveling without […]

St. Croix Man Arrested At Henry Rohlsen Airport With 6.6 Pounds Of Cocaine

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested with 6.6 pounds of cocaine in his luggage at the Henry Rohlsen Airport on Tuesday, federal authorities said. Kareme Holst of Christiansted was “advised of his rights on criminal charges related to his alleged possession cocaine” on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to court […]

John Jackson’s Family Offers To Put Up $500K St. Thomas Property As Bond In Federal Child Sex Case

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Professional boxer John Jackson’s family members have offered up $541,600 worth of property as bond in an effort to persuade a federal judge to release him from jail as he awaits trial on charges that he allegedly secretly filmed himself raping an underage girl, U.S. District Court documents indicate. Jackson, 30, also […]