On Friday, Feb. 25, Allan Browne, 49, a Trinidad and Tobago national, was sentenced to 17 months in prison for illegally reentering the United States after being removed, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert.
According to court documents, Browne 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 Browne was not a citizen of the United States and was not permitted to enter or remain in the United States due to lack of documentation. According to Customs and Border Protection officers, it was also determined that Browne had been 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.