Coast Guard repatriates 37 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 37 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 37 of 43 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday morning following three at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Monday in the Mona Passage. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint against six of the Dominican Republic nationals...

Coast Guard repatriates 142 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 142 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 142 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Sept. 8, 2016. The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump crew repatriated 43 Cuban migrants Saturday; the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated 63 Cuban migrants Wednesday and another 36 Cuban migrants Friday. These repatriations are a result of 15 separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida...

2016 United Nations East River security zones scheduled to take place from Sep. 16 to 25

2016 United Nations East River security zones scheduled to take place from Sep. 16 to 25
2016 United Nations General Assembly East River Security Zones NEW YORK — Coast Guard crewmembers are scheduled to enforce security zones on the East River near the United Nations Headquarters beginning Friday. The security zones scheduled to begin Sept. 16, and continue until Sept. 25, 2016, include all waters of the East River between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge. East...

Coast Guard returns 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic Friday evening following an interdiction in the Mona Passage by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Thursday morning. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint against two Dominican Republic nationals also interdicted in the...

Coast Guard repatriates 85 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 85 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – The Coast Guard repatriated 85 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Monday. The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 14 Cuban migrants Monday. The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 25 Cuban migrants Wednesday and 46 Cuban migrants Thursday. These repatriations are a result of eight separate at-sea interdictions in the South Florida Straits. Each instance...

Tampa-based federal prosecutors, investigators recognized for their efforts to combat drug trafficking

Tampa-based federal prosecutors, investigators recognized for their efforts to combat drug trafficking
An interagency team receives the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award for their efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations involved in drug trafficking during a ceremony at U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse TAMPA – An interagency team received the Coast Guard...

Crewmember of suspected trafficking vessel dies after interdiction by U.S. Coast Guard

Crewmember of suspected trafficking vessel dies after interdiction by U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Hulme ALAMEDA, Calif. — A crewmember of a vessel suspected of illicit trafficking activity in the Eastern Pacific Ocean died Tuesday night during the U.S. Coast Guard’s pursuit and interdiction of the boat some 200 miles off the west coast of Isla de Coco, Costa Rica.  The exact cause of death is not known and is under investigation. A...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew rescues 12 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew rescues 12 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland rescued 12 Cuban migrants Sunday from a rustic vessel approximately 20 nautical miles southeast of Key West. On Sunday at approximately 9 p.m. a Customs and Border Protection Bombardier DHC-8 air crew sighted a rustic vessel beset by heavy weather signaling for assistance. The air crew remained on scene and vectored in the Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew. The...

Coast Guard offloads $33.9 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $33.9 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloads 2,367 pounds of cocaine at Sector San Juan Aug. 28s. (U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 2,367 pounds of cocaine and 2,074 pounds of marijuana Sunday and transferred custody of seven suspected smugglers following two separate drug smuggling attempts in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic...