Coast Guard offloads $11.7 million in cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $11.7 million in cocaine in San Juan
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crewmembers offloaded nine bales of cocaine, weighing approximately 826 pounds, at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 18, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Cutter’s Joseph Tezanos and Heriberto Hernandez crews offloaded approximately 1,289 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of six suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Base San...

Coast Guard repatriates 72 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 72 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic
A Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez crewmember watches over a capsized boat, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage that was grossly overloaded and taking on water in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico April 6, 2022. Following the capsizing, the crew of the Heriberto Hernandez safely recovered all vessel passengers. Seven Haitians and 42 Dominicans from this group, along with 37 other...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue Vieques fisherman

Coast Guard ends search for overdue Vieques fisherman
Search Patterns SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews ended the search for an overdue fisherman Sunday evening in waters south of Vieques and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Marcos Jonael Calzada Parilla from Vieques, Puerto Rico, who reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday morning from Playa Esperanza in Vieques to an area, approximately 18 nautical miles south...

Coast Guard searches for 2 overdue fishermen

Coast Guard searches for 2 overdue fishermen
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews are searching for two overdue fishermen Saturday in waters south of Vieques and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Overdue are Marcos Jonael Calzada Parilla from Vieques, Puerto Rico, and one other unidentified person, who reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday...

Coast Guard repatriates 13 to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 13 to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated four Dominicans and nine Haitians to the Dominican Republic between Monday and Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage near Rincon, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG). “This successful interdiction is the result...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Dominican nationals

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Dominican nationals
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez’s crew repatriated 58 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic Thursday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages northwest of Aguadilla. The interdictions are the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of...

Coast Guard offloads $3.5 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $3.5 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloaded $3.5 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of 3 suspected smugglers in San Juan, Puerto Rico Oct. 29, 2021. . (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloaded $3.5 million in cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three smugglers to federal agents in San...

Coast Guard returns 71 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 71 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicts a 29-foot makeshift boat that was traveling illegally to Puerto Rico with 11 migrants Oct. 18, 2021, in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 71 migrants, 56 Haitians and 15 Dominicans, between Sunday and Wednesday to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction...

Coast Guard nabs 2 smugglers, seize $7.5 million in cocaine

Coast Guard nabs 2 smugglers, seize $7.5 million in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore interdicted a drug smuggling go-fast vessel in the Caribbean Sea with 250 kilograms of cocaine and the crew apprehended two smugglers Sept. 25, 2021, in waters south of the Dominican Republic.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded approximately 250 kilograms cocaine...