St. Thomas, USVI - During a random inspection of passengers on board the cruise ship "Allure of the Seas", Wednesday, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a passenger who was selling narcotics to fellow passengers from his cabin.
CBP Officers arrested Steven Krumholz, after finding 2.83 grams of methamphetamine, 142 ½ ecstasy pills, a quantity of ketamine, $51,020.00 in cash, and a U.S. Postal Service money order in the amount of $960.00 in his cabin.
One passenger, who was found in possession of narcotics, pointed out to CBP officers the cabin where he purchased the narcotics.
The custody of Mr. Krumholz, the narcotics, and currency were transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further proceedings.
"CBP officers are always vigilant of criminals who try to engage in illicit activities and elude detection," stated Marcelino Borges, Director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.