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August 2nd, 2018
Tortola man faces imprisonment for cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI — Ashley Warner, 54-years, of Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI) pleaded guilty today in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to conspiracy and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

June 29th, 2018
US & USVI FLAGS @ King Airport replaced with black ‘Allah’ flags

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI — Federal Bureau of Investigation detectives along with V.I.P.D. officers descended on the entrance of the Cyril E. King Airport this morning, after it was discovered that the USA, US Virgin Islands (USVI) and nine other flags that normally hang high on a welcome monument at the beginning of the road heading to the airport, were replaced with black flags bearing the name “Allah” on them.

June 20th, 2018
Chesterfield sentenced to 5 years, 8 months in Federal Prison

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI—Former Government House Security Officer, Neal Chesterfield, 41, was sentenced before District Judge Curtis Gomez to 70 months incarceration for his conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert, announced Thursday, June 14, 2018. Gomez also sentenced Chesterfield to five years of supervised release and $100 special assessment.

June 14th, 2018
Small plane diverted to STT after reporting emergency

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST Thomas, USVI - A single engine small plane, registered as ‘Tradewinds’ was on June 13, 2018, forced to make an emergency landing in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas.

June 3rd, 2018
Ex DPNR Officer Gerald Mercer guilty of cocaine smuggling @ King Airport

VI CONSORTIUM

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI - Former Department of Planning and Natural Resources Officer Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in federal court on Thursday, May 31, 2018, before District Judge Curtis Gomez of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute not less than 50 and not more than 150 kilograms of cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced today.

May 30th, 2018
Previously deported Mexican arrested @ Cyril E. King Airport in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico, was arrested today on a complaint charging him with illegal reentry into the United States, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Moreno made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller and was detained pending further proceedings.

May 24th, 2018
2 VI men arrested @ STT airport for alleged cocaine possession

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- — Jason Frett, 36, and Ashley Warner, 54, both of Tortola, were arrested today, May 24, 2018 on a complaint charging them with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

September 4th, 2016
Security detail for Mapp administration arrested by feds on drug offenses

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- A former [U.S.] V.I. Port Authority officer and current Kenneth E. Mapp administration security detail, serving as a security guard for Juel Molloy, was apprehended at the Cyril E. King Airport on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on Saturday September 3, 2016, multiple sources with knowledge of the incident have told this publication.

February 13th, 2016
USVI man bribes public official in bid to smuggle illegal aliens into US

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — On Friday February 12, 2016, Miguel Rodriguez Ramirez, 45, pleaded guilty in the USVI District Court to bribery of a public official, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced via press release.

February 2nd, 2016
Detroit man arrested attempting to smuggle marijuana into USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Deonte Bailey, 24, made his initial appearance on Sunday January 31, 2016 before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a complaint with possession with intent to distribute marijuana into the US Virgin Islands, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) [US] Virgin Islands Area Port Director Louis Harrigan announced through a press release on February 1, 2016.



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