Coast Guard offloads $13.3 million in cocaine, heroin in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $13.3 million in cocaine, heroin in San Juan
The Coast Guard offloaded of 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated wholesale value of $13.3 million at Coast Guard Sector San Juan April 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad, Sector San Juan Public Affairs Specialist.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of two suspected smugglers, 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 18 Dominican migrants Friday morning to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following two at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Tuesday just off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. In addition to the 18 migrants that were repatriated, eight of the interdicted migrants,...

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 29 migrants Tuesday morning to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following two at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Friday in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. Ten of the interdicted migrants, 9 men and a woman, of Dominican nationality, are facing...

Coast Guard rescues three people from overdue vessel in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues three people from overdue vessel in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen boards an overdue vessel and assesses the condition of three people aboard six miles offshore Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Oct. 21, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and Coast Guard Sector San Juan located three people on an overdue vessel six miles offshore...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 overdue fishermen off Ponce, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 overdue fishermen off Ponce, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) crews combined efforts to rescue two fishermen early Sunday morning, approximately 15 nautical miles west of “Caja de Muertos” Island just off Ponce, Puerto Rico. Rescued are Orlando Alvarado Soto and Pedro Ramos...

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 21 migrants Friday to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following an at-sea interdiction of a migrant vessel off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Eight other migrants interdicted in the group are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue diver off the northern coast of Manati, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue diver off the northern coast of Manati, Puerto Rico
A Puerto Rico Police boat crew member pulls a woman diver to safety from rough waters on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, just off the Mar Chiquita Beach rock cliff in Manati, July 30, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crews of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter and a Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescued a female diver Saturday from rough waters just off the Mar Chiquita...

Coast Guard returns 9 Dominican, 5 Brazilian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 9 Dominican, 5 Brazilian migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser returned nine Dominicans and five Brazilians to the Dominican Republic Friday, after a boat carrying 22 migrants was interdicted by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Tuesday near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico is filing a criminal complaint against three...

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriates 14 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriates 14 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon returned 14 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic Friday, after a boat carrying 17 Dominicans and three Indians was interdicted in the Mona Passage Wednesday just off the coast of Aguada, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico is filing a criminal complaint against three Dominican men traveling with the...