Tag: U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

Colombian Who Entered United States With Fake ID At St. Croix Airport Gets 6 Months

CHRISTIANSTED — A Colombian man who used a fake ID to enter the United States at the St. Croix airport got a half year in prison today. Andres Bejarano, 34, of Bogata, was given that judgment by U.S. District Court Judge Wilma A Lewis on the charge of falsely representing to be a citizen of […]

St. Croix Man Gets 5 Years In Prison For Moving 4 Pounds of Cocaine Through Airport Bathroom

CHRISTIANSTED — A man was given five years in prison for trying to engineer the movement of 4.4 pounds of cocaine through the St. Croix airport bathroom last year. Keithley Parris, 34, appeared before Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Ann E. Thompson and was sentenced today on one count each of conspiracy to possess cocaine […]

St. Croix Man Who Paid Minor For Sex Gets Book Thrown At Him … 10 Years Hard Time In Prison!

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man with a history of violence against women has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, with 15 years of supervised release, following his guilty plea to sex trafficking of a minor. Zayvon Acoy, 31, arrested in January 2019 and charged with sex trafficking of children, after his 17-year-old […]

Two Arrested for Smuggling $287,000 To St. Thomas After High-Speed Chase Near Savana Island

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men have been charged with attempting to smuggling about $287,000 into St. Thomas by boat, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. Arioc Diaz Melendez and Juan Carlos Diaz Melendez were arrested at 2:00 a.m. Monday morning and made their initial appearances in federal court on Monday afternoon in St. Thomas. […]

Coast Guard Nabs 14 Haitian Migrants, One Dominican Migrant And One Suspected Smuggler Off Florida Beach

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted 14 Haitian migrants a Dominican migrant and a suspected smuggler Wednesday 12 miles east of Boynton Beach. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office of a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircraft detecting an unlit 30-foot cabin cruiser […]

New York Fugitive Arrested At Cyril E. King Airport on Bank Fraud, Theft Charges

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Carlos Iglesias, alias “Abraham Reyes,” 39, was detained today by U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller, and committed to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending his extradition to Rhode Island for bank fraud and identity theft charges, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. On Thursday, Iglesias was taken into custody by U.S. Homeland […]

Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Worker Admits To Being Cocaine Mule Between St. Croix and Miami

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court to being a cocaine drug mule between here and Miami, authorities said. Don-Luke George, 24, of Barren Spot, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. […]

USAO: St. Croix’s Mikhail ‘NastyMik’ Munoz Charged With Being A Cocaine Mule

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man has been charged with trying to export 18 bricks of cocaine weighing about 42 pounds on a commercial airline flight leaving St. Thomas. Mikhail “NastyMik” Munoz, 31, of Campo Rico, was charged with possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. […]

Former VING Acting Commander Faces 35 Years In Prison After Federal Fraud Conviction

CHRISTIANSTED — After a three-day trial, a former Virgin Islands National Guard major and acting commander was convicted of fraud charges in federal court on Thursday. Aesha Rivers, 43, of St. Croix, was found guilty following a jury trial in U.S. District Court of 48 counts of wire fraud; one count of theft of government […]

Native of Mexico Deported From Texas in 2017 Will Be Deported From St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED – Manuel Alberto Fuentes-Acosta, 46, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced Thursday for re-entry of removed alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne Thompson sentenced Fuentes-Acosta to time served and a $100 special assessment. Fuentes-Acosta had been detained from November 2018. He pled guilty February 4, 2019. According […]