Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 24 of 30 migrant adults to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday in waters just off Samana, Dominican Republic. The repatriation followed Monday’s interdiction of a migrant boat by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities just off Ruins Beach...

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Bales of cocaine lie at Sector San Juan, March 22, 2019. Coast Guard Photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) offloaded 2,513 pounds (1,140 kilos) of cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, DEA and Caribbean...

Coast Guard interdicts 24 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 24 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma repatriated 20 of 24 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday just off Samana, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of a makeshift boat Saturday, approximately five nautical miles west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Four men among the interdicted migrants are facing federal...

Coast Guard interdicts 25 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 25 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) repatriated 22 of 25 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of a makeshift boat Saturday, approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Three of the interdicted migrants are facing possible federal...

Coast Guard seizes $3 million in cocaine off Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $3 million in cocaine off Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Four seized bales comprised of 200 pounds of cocaine with estimated wholesale value of $3 million dollars lay aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell Jan. 29, 2019. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell (WPC-1105) offloaded 200 pounds of cocaine Wednesday evening and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...

Coast Guard interdicts 29 migrants, 1 suspected smuggler off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 29 migrants, 1 suspected smuggler off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard interdicted 29 migrants, and one suspected smuggler Tuesday following two separate at-sea interdictions. Two of the interdicted migrants are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in Puerto Rico for attempted illegal re-entry into the United States, one will...

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 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...