Coast Guard interdicts migrant boat with 11 Dominicans, 1 Brazilian

Coast Guard interdicts migrant boat with 11 Dominicans, 1 Brazilian
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon and Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG authorities interdicted a migrant vessel in international waters Friday northeast of Samana, Dominican Republic, as it was traveling illegally to Puerto Rico with one Brazilian and 11 Dominican men onboard. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico filed criminal charges against...

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated eight Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Monday, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG authorities Sunday, approximately three nautical miles west of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing criminal charges...

Coast Guard, federal law enforcement authorities interdict $29 million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard, federal law enforcement authorities interdict $29 million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a 989 kilograms (2,176 pounds) cocaine shipment and apprehended thirteen men following an at-sea interdiction of a delivery vessel and coastal freighter, approximately eight nautical miles off the coast of Manatí, Puerto...

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $1.8 million marijuana shipment and detain two smugglers in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $1.8 million marijuana shipment and detain two smugglers in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a go-fast vessel, 30 bales of marijuana and apprehended two smugglers following an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Sunday morning. Federal law enforcement authorities working in support of the Caribbean Border...

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) authorities disrupted a maritime illegal drug shipment Friday seizing 54 bales of cocaine, weighing 3,306 pounds, in the Caribbean Sea. Federal law enforcement authorities in support of Caribbean Border Interagency Group’s...

Coast Guard rescues 28 migrants from Mona Island

Coast Guard rescues 28 migrants from Mona Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Combined efforts of local and Federal law enforcement partners led to the rescue of twenty-eight migrants from Mona Island Thursday. In the early morning hours, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was on a routine patrol in the Mona Passage and indentified the migrants on the desolate, uninhabited island. The aircraft crew also observed an unresponsive female in the water...

Coast Guard rescues 33 migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 33 migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Coast Guard crewmembers rescued thirty-three migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico Thursday. In the early morning hours, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was on a routine patrol in the Mona Passage and indentified the migrants on the desolate, uninhabited island.  Quick to respond, the Coast Guard Command Center alerted the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG),...

Coast Guard, CBIG seize $29 million cocaine shipment, arrest 2 Dominican smugglers

Coast Guard, CBIG seize $29 million cocaine shipment, arrest 2 Dominican smugglers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized over 2,600 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained two Dominican smugglers during an at-sea interdiction Sunday in the Caribbean Sea. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $29 million. The interdiction was a result of a multi-agency law...

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities arrest two smugglers, seize go-fast vessel and 16.5 million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities arrest two smugglers, seize go-fast vessel and 16.5 million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities, working in support of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), arrested two smugglers, seized a go-fast vessel and a 22-bale of cocaine shipment in waters south of Puerto Rico Tuesday morning. The drug shipment was estimated to weigh approximately 1,455 pounds and have a wholesale value...