Airline Passenger Charged with Smuggling Marijuana to STT

Charges have been filed against Raquel Rivera charging her with attempting to smuggle marijuana into St. Thomas, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands. Rivera is scheduled to be arraigned on June 3 in St. Thomas.

In a nes release issued Friday, Shappert said public documents filed in the case say Rivera was stopped on April 22 at the Cyril E. King airport after arriving in St. Thomas from Miami. Customs and Border Protection officers then searched bags she was carrying and found in two separate pieces of luggage marijuana totaling over five kilograms.

This case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations and CBP. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Brooks.

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