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2 USVI police officers, National Guards held in US cocaine bust

- USVI Ports Authority official also arrested; Over 300 kilos of cocaine found
A CBP evidence area; not the drug confiscation involving the VIPD police officers. Photo: Customs and Border Protection/VIC/File
VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Two police officers from the St Thomas-St John District, a former [US] Virgin Islands Port Authority enforcement officer and other persons, including members of the USVI National Guard were caught in Florida's Opa-Locka County with over 300 kilos of cocaine, well-placed sources with knowledge of the bust have told the Consortium.

According to these sources, who requested anonymity to speak freely on a developing matter, St Thomas Police Officers Shakim Mike and Tishaun Adams, along with former Port Authority Officer Jakelah Adolphine were taken into custody last night, January 12, 2021, as part of the operation.

There were said to be at least 6 people involved, including US Virgin Islands National Guard members. Mr Mike and Mr Adams are both said to be National Guard members, with one serving on the Guard's Counterdrug Task Force. Mr Adolphine, who was hired at the Port Authority on April 30, 2018, was let go on February 26, 2020.

VIPA Executive Director Carlton Dowe did not comment on the former employee, stating he had no knowledge of the arrests.

Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Toby Derima said he was aware of the incident, but refrained from commenting further.

The VIPD had called a press conference for today at 10:00 am, but called it off at the last minute without explanation. The police force had since planned another press event set to take place at 1:45 pm today. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor said he would comment during the press event. 

According to the sources, a private jet flew into St Thomas last night at the Jet Center, a fixed-base operator. The jet did not request pre-clearance from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the US Virgin Islands. However, upon arrival to Opa-Locka County in Florida, the jet was searched and over 300 kilos of cocaine discovered.

One source told the Consortium that CBP officers were chasing the police officers, who were trying to evade capture, on the tarmac in Opa-Locka County.

11 Responses to “2 USVI police officers, National Guards held in US cocaine bust”

  • Real (13/01/2021, 15:16) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    check the lockup see if all the kilos are still here
  • lol (13/01/2021, 15:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Guard's Counterdrug Task Force
  • Xxx (13/01/2021, 15:40) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Free the weed
  • Guest (13/01/2021, 18:08) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Wait you mean concaibe is being transported through the Virgin Islands in private jets that come and go as they please with out checking or searches because the people on them are supposedly rich??? Wow... really hope that, that type of activity is only limited to St. Thomas. I don’t know if know other corrupt places where that can happen. Shame USVI shame on you....
    • chuppes (13/01/2021, 21:25) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      Why don’t you wait for the details to come out! Shame USVI when the BVI had two officers with drug money in their house!! Stop passing judgment..
  • Norris Turnbull (13/01/2021, 23:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so sickening.
  • tretretrete (14/01/2021, 06:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    There's no hope without dope
  • Don't do the crime (14/01/2021, 08:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI channels of transportation have been curtailed recently, and now evidently so now has a US VI channel. Lots of so-called easy money, and plenty of indolents to be tempted by it. Problem is under US Federal jurisdiction, the penalties will be harsher than the 2-3 years people get around here at Ballo Holiday Camp, and there'll be none of that easy money left once the lawyers and fines have been paid. But others will come and fill those shoes until they too get their time in the barrel.
  • bruh (14/01/2021, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    They about me lost in the system...FEDERAL?! Pftt!
  • R (15/01/2021, 21:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    D breeze is blowing both sides


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