Man arrested for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter

Man arrested for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter
Two Coast Guard Investigative Service agents make an arrest in Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2019.  Coast Guard photo by Ensign Stacy Urreola. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One individual was arrested by Coast Guard Investigative Services, Thursday for performing multiple laser strikes on a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew in San Juan. On June 12, 2018 a Dolphin helicopter safely...

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection responded to a report of three stowaways on the merchant vessel, Diana J, Wednesday approximately three miles offshore of Port of Miami. At approximately 6:34 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from the Diana J crew stating they had located two Guatemalan adult male stowaways and one Honduran adult male stowaway...

Coast Guard, partner agencies interdict 66 migrants near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partner agencies interdict 66 migrants near Puerto Rico
Coast Guard crews interdicted multiple Dominican migrants attempting to illegally enter into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Jan. 11, 2019.  U.S Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 66 migrants in the last 72-hours in five separate events near Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard, and federal and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico law enforcement partners have interdicted more than...

Coast Guard stops multiple migrant and drug smuggling events off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard stops multiple migrant and drug smuggling events off Puerto Rico
An overloaded vessel with approximately 35 migrants aboard is interdicted Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 approximately 34 miles west of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard interdicted a vessel, Monday, with 35 Dominican migrants and 4 kilograms of heroin approximately 34 miles west of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard interdict suspected smuggler, migrants, drugs east of Dania Beach

Coast Guard interdict suspected smuggler, migrants, drugs east of Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Bernard C. Webber crewmember conducts a narcotics identification kit test on seized cocaine at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Jan. 7, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection interdicted a sport fisher boat with a suspected smuggler, two migrants, a U.S.-Bahamas dual citizen and 7 kilograms of cocaine...

Coast Guard assists Haitian Coast Guard stop illegal migrant voyage

Coast Guard assists Haitian Coast Guard stop illegal migrant voyage
Approximately 70 Haitian migrants on a sail freighter Sunday approximately 26 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard assisted the Haitian Coast Guard stop approximately 70 Haitian migrants Sunday approximately 26 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti. At approximately 1:30 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew sighted a roughly 40-foot...

Coast Guard repatriates 41 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 41 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Tezanos (WPC-1118) crewmembers transfer four of eight migrants to the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) Dec. 19, 2018. The cutter Joseph Napier repatriated the migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Dec. 20, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 15 migrants Friday and 26 others Thursday to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of four...

Coast Guard Air Station Miami hosts Semi-Annual Tri-Lateral Meeting

Coast Guard Air Station Miami hosts Semi-Annual Tri-Lateral Meeting
Coast Guard members give a Tactical Law Enforcement Team demonstration to French military, Dutch military, Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Customs and Border Patrol, Coast Guard Sector San Juan, and Coast Guard 7th District members Dec. 18, 2018 at Coast Guard Air Station Miami. (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray) MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard hosted a Semi-Annual Tri-Lateral...

Coast Guard seizes $30 million in cocaine, apprehend 3 smugglers

Coast Guard seizes $30 million in cocaine, apprehend 3 smugglers
A go-fast interdicted, with three suspected smugglers and 2,606 pounds of cocaine onboard, by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (in the background)  Dec. 11, 2018. SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 2,606 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers Friday to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents...