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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas airport traveler who packed a gun and ammunition into his checked luggage admitted to his guilt in federal court on Wednesday, authorities said. Wayne Smith pled guilty in U.S. District Court to causing a firearm to be present in a federal facility, U.S. Attorney

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CHRISTIANSTED — An Arizona man who tried to smuggle nearly 24 pounds of marijuana to St. Croix in his luggage in last month was arrested by federal agents over the weekend, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Armando Antonio Mena of Phoenix was arrested Friday

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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.

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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

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who apparently wasn’t aware that Hospital Ground is under increased surveillance has been arrested on illegal gun charges, authorities said. Akeem Dijhani Julien, 24, of Hospital Ground, was arrested about 4:45 p.m. Sunday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Trinidad and Tobago national admitted in federal court that he illegally snuck back into the United States in St. Croix — after being previously deported for a money laundering conviction. Christopher Alfred, 45, of Frederiksted pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to re-entry of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man crouched in fear behind a parked van in Estate Tutu on St. Thomas Monday. When he was arrested by federal authorities, he had $800,000 cash on him and a machine pistol that could fire 30 rounds at a time. John Michael Burgos, 20, of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– A St. Croix female airport employee and four men heard the formal reading of the drug trafficking conspiracy charges against them in federal court six days ago, authorities said. Ivan James, Kai James, Joh Williams, Malachi Benjamin and Tillisa Caesar appeared on Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man already facing illegal ammunition possession charges was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to mail 16.3 ounces of cocaine from the USVI to the U.S. mainland, authorities said. Damian Anthony Lang, 41, of St. Croix was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to possess with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Keyur Hirenbhai Patel, a citizen of India, was charged with illegally reentering the United States, authorities said. Keyur Hirenbhai Patel made his initial appearances before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez on Thursday. After preliminary and detention hearings on Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller ordered Keyur Hirenbhai

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