Coast Guard conducts multi-agency law enforcement operation

PORT ARTHUR, Texas – A multi-agency joint maritime operation was conducted today in the Sabine-Neches River and Intercoastal Waterway.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, along with other federal, state and local enforcement agencies, conducted safety and security boarding operations with 11 law enforcement boats from High Island, Texas through the Intercoastal Waterway in Louisiana.

The purpose of the operation was to provide an overt homeland security presence within the Marine Safety Unit’s operating area and focused on commercial and recreational boats. While there was no specific threat, the operation provided an opportunity to deter possible terrorist and/or criminal criminal activity and improve overall maritime domain awareness.

During the six hours of operation, a total of 43 safety and security boardings were conducted. During the boardings, two illegal aliens were detained by U.s. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement and will be processed according to U.S. Immigration law and two boats were given Coast Guard Captain of the Port orders to correct safety and other deficiencies prior to continuing their voyages.

Today’s effort involved the following Texas and Louisiana local, state and federal agencies: Coast Guard Station Sabine Pass, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles, Coast Guard Field Intelligence Support Team (FIST), Coast Guard Investigative Services (CGIS), U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Texas Parks & Wildlife, Jefferson, Calcasieu, and Cameron Sheriffs Departments, and Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur Police Departments.

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