USVI police officer charged with drug trafficking

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Associated Press

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 6:06 PM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A U.S. Virgin Islands police officer has been charged with drug trafficking.

The case against Angelo Hill is part of an investigation into the director of the island's Department of Planning and Natural Resources, who was arrested on the same charge last week.

Authorities said Friday that Hill is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court May 28. It is unclear if he has an attorney.

On May 17, police arrested environmental enforcement director Roberto Tapia, whom they say was armed, uniformed and had a bag with more than 15 pounds (seven kilograms) of cocaine on a government patrol boat.

Two other suspects also have been arrested in the case.

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