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July 17th, 2020
DR woman to spend 4 months @ HMP; Fined $1K for Illegal Entry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo today, July, 17, 2020, sentenced Ingrid Alcantara De Polanco, 42, of the Dominican Republic to four months at Her Majesty’s Prison for illegally entering the Virgin Islands.

July 16th, 2020
T&T man caught during police raid admits to entering VI illegally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A national of Trinidad and Tobago has been fined $1,000 plus two months at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) for illegally entering the Virgin Islands.

July 14th, 2020
DR woman entered VI illegally but caught trying to leave via airport

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A national of the Dominican Republic residing in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), was caught trying to exit the Virgin Islands via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island on July 8, 2020, after entering illegally.

July 2nd, 2020
Man accused of smuggling 10 Haitians claims his boat drifted into VI waters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Crawford Sabaroch, 53, a national of Dominica residing in St Maarten, who is accused of smuggling 10 Haitians into the Territory on June 25, 2020, told the Magistrate’s Court during his first appearance today, July 2, 2020 that his boat had experienced engine trouble for days and had drifted into Virgin Islands waters.

June 19th, 2020
Duo caught with nearly $1M hauled before court

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today, Friday, June 19, 2020, the duo caught with close to $1M in cash between Jost van Dyke and Smugglers Cove, Tortola, earlier this week was hauled before the court to answer to several charges.

June 17th, 2020
UPDATE: $1M found on boat that allegedly entered VI illegally

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some $1M in cash was allegedly uncovered by law enforcement authorities who intercepted a vessel that entered the Territory illegally on June 16, 2020.

June 16th, 2020
Bait found on fishing vessel to be sold; PR captain quarantined

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Late disclosure on Puerto Rican boat captain Michael Foy, by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), hindered the court matter from proceeding any further yesterday, June 15, 2020.

June 15th, 2020
7,000lbs of fish on boat found illegally in VI waters forfeited to Crown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Puerto Rican boat captain of the fishing vessel with Indonesian crew found in Virgin Islands waters on June 8, 2020, reportedly told police although he was denied entry by the Immigration Department, he was promised by a shipping agency in the Territory they would get ‘Customs Clearance’ for him.

June 10th, 2020
PR boat captain & Indonesian fishing crew held in VI waters with large catch

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local authorities have held a boat captain from Puerto Rico and his crew of Indonesians who were allegedly in Virgin Islands waters with close to 8,000 pounds of fish in their vessel.

May 24th, 2020
1 local, 2 DR men arrested for alleged Illegal Entry, Firearm & Drug Possession

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) from sources close to the situation are that three persons have been arrested for alleged Illegal Entry, Possession of Firearms and Possession of a Controlled Drug.

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