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Trinidad and Tobago National Apprehended at the Cyril E. King Airport Sentenced to 17 Months in Prison After Illegally Re-Entering the United States

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands


St. Thomas, USVI – U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that a Trinidad and Tobago national was sentenced today to 17 months in prison for illegally reentering the United States after he was removed.

According to court documents, Allan Browne, 49, presented himself for inspection in April 2021 at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, USVI, as a ticketed passenger on a flight to Miami, Florida. Customs and Border Protection officers determined that he was not a citizen of the United States and had not been granted any documentation to enter or remain in the United States. The officers also determined that he had been previously removed from the United States on or about October 2020 and September 2014.

Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Juan Albino prosecuted the case.

Updated February 25, 2022