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Three Plead Guilty to Smuggling More Than $1 Million into St. Thomas

Staff Consortium | December 12, 2019

ST. THOMAS  — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that Ashen Tirado-Tapia, Jahniel Fuertes-Robles, and Abdiel RiveraMedina pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to smuggle over $1 million into St. Thomas by boat. According to court documents filed in the case, on September 17, 2019, at approximately 1:26 a.m., the defendants, Ashen Tirado-Tapia, Jahniel Fuertes Robles, and Abdiel Rivera Medina, were on board a 25’ center console vessel travelling with no navigation lights near the western portion of St. Thomas. A Customs Border Patrol Air and Marine (AMO) coastal interceptor vessel (CIV) from St. Thomas responded in an attempt to contact the vessel. When AMO activated blue lights and sirens to initiate a stop, the boat and its occupants increased their speed, forcing the agents to…

Boat Captain Apprehended at Crown Bay Marina Pleads…

Staff Consortium | December 12, 2019

ST. THOMAS — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced…

Man Shot Outside Gas Station Near Sunny Isle; Police…

Staff Consortium | December 10, 2019

ST. CROIX -- A man was shot at multiple times and sustained non-life threatening injuries while at the…

Bank Employee Arrested for Writing Herself a $4,000…

Staff Consortium | December 10, 2019

ST. CROIX -- A bank employee was arrested on Friday after she was caught using the account of someone…

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Staff Consortium | December 07, 2019 1

ST. THOMAS -- Two men were shot in the wee hours of Saturday morning in Hospital Ground, St. Thomas, with one of the two victims succumbing to his wounds sustained during the shooting. That's accordi...

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