LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Jesus Torres, Special Agent in Charge, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Mark Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration; Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Alan Brown, Metropolitan Police – New Scotland Yard; and Robert Jeffers, Police Commissioner, The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police, announced today that Glenroy Matthews of St. Kitts pleaded guilty to conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 952(a) and 963. Matthews is the last of four defendants to be found guilty of participating in the charged conspiracy that was led by former Jamaican Shower Posse leader Charles “Little Nut” Miller.
Matthews faces a maximum statutory term of life imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled before the Honorable Kevin Michael Moore on January 4, 2007.
The case was the result of an ICE and DEA investigation of employees of AmeriJet International using the freight air carrier to smuggle cocaine into Miami from various Caribbean Islands. Matthews was the exclusive agent for AmeriJet on the island of St. Kitts. The investigation connected to a parallel investigation being conducted on St. Kitts by members of New Scotland Yard. That investigation centered on the assassination of St. Kitts Police Superintendent Jude Matthews and the disappearance of two Kittitian citizens, one of which was suspected of being involved in the cocaine smuggling conspiracy. Members of New Scotland Yard were able to discover a cassette tape of Matthews and others discussing plans to ship the cocaine to Miami via AmeriJet. The recording was made by Vincent Morris, whom Miller eventually killed.
Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Serious Crime Group New Scotland Yard, and The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Russell R. Killinger and Todd Mestepey.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls . Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/ or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov/ .