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May 14th, 2018
USVI boat captain faces 10 years for human smuggling

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— On May 10, 2018, Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), Glenys GruzCalcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel Gautier, 42, and Rafael MoralesOsoria, 35, all of Dominican Republic, made their initial appearances before US District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, after being charged in criminal complaints with immigrant smuggling and illegal reentry into the United States, USVI Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

July 16th, 2017
Trini duo guilty of attempting to smuggle $$ out of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rachelle Emrith and Allan Birju pleaded guilty to having a sum of $67,538 which were found in their possession and allegedly obtained as proceeds of criminal conduct.

December 13th, 2016
Woman arrested in USVI for trying to smuggle ‘ganja’ into prison

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A woman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attempting to smuggle marijuana into the Golden Grove Correctional Facility for an inmate, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Monday, December 12, 2016.

June 7th, 2016
Illegal drugs on flight still an issue for LIAT- Egbert M. Riley

BEEF ISLAND, VI - LIAT Airlines said it will continue to strive to ensure that illegal drugs do not get on its flights, however, this is dependent on the personal conviction and integrity of its own staff along with the effectiveness of airport security.

May 23rd, 2016
Ex-girlfriend of Orlando 'Buju' Bonnick said he asked her to do ‘favour’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - An ex-girlfriend of Orlando ‘Buju’ Bonnick who is before the courts on smuggling charges told the court today May 23, 2016 that Bonnick did not present identification when he visited the Lazarus Shipping office with an intention to ship a consignment of Capri Sun juices, which police later discovered contained a gun.

April 21st, 2015
‘Buju’ makes 2nd court appearance for alleged smuggling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Orlando Bonnick aka 'Buju' is to return to court on June 17, 2015 to face charges of engaging in alleged smuggling activities.

February 7th, 2015
Orlando Bonnick behind bars for smuggling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards remanded to prison 27 year old Orlando Bonnick who is accused of being engaged in smuggling activities.

October 19th, 2011
UPDATE - Immigration Officer allegedly transported Brazilians in his taxi

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Brian Henley, an Immigration Officer, who is now slapped with two counts of breach of trust for stamping the passports of 13 Brazilian nationals in February, allegedly paid $40 to his alleged accomplice and used his taxi to take the said individuals to a guest house in Cane Garden Bay.



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