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 suspends search for missing boater off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at sunset Sunday for a missing 20-year-old boater off the north and northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. Still missing is Jan Carlos Olivos Castro, 20, who along with three other men was reportedly aboard a 16-foot boat that reportedly sank Thursday off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. “Making the determination...

Coast Guard crews rescue 1 of 2 missing overdue boaters off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews rescue 1 of 2 missing overdue boaters off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescued one of two missing overdue boaters Friday afternoon, approximately half a mile off the north coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard crews continue to search for Jan Carlos Olivos Castro, 20, the remaining boater of four others, who reportedly were onboard 16-foot...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 Dominicans and 2 Haitians to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 12 Dominicans and 2 Haitians to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 12 Dominicans and returned two Haitians to Dominican authorities Sunday evening, following the interdiction of a migrant vessel Thursday in waters just off Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation...

Cutter Thetis offloads $2 million worth interdicted drugs in Key West

Cutter Thetis offloads $2 million worth interdicted drugs in Key West
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis offloads approximately 2,116 pounds of marijuana after returning to homeport in Key West, Florida, Friday, June 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) KEY WEST, Fla. — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis offloaded 2,116 pounds of marijuana, Friday in Key West after returning home from an 88-day patrol...

Coast Guard delivers victims of sunken vessel to Puerto Rico

Coast Guard delivers victims of sunken vessel to Puerto Rico
Florida residents Steve Kopesky, 51; Jessica Kopesky; 41, and their daughter, were wearing their lifejackets when they were rescued in the Atlantic Ocean May 31, 2018, in waters north of the Haiti and the Dominican Republic border.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez disembarked a family of three survivors from a capsized vessel at Coast Guard Sector...

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,...