Coast Guard offloads $15 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $15 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of the Coast Guard Joseph Tezanos offloads nearly $15 million in cocaine and transfers custody of two suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan July 12, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan Monday,...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos small boat on scene with one of two illegal voyages that were interdicted by the cutter, during separate cases, in the Mona Passage waters March 6, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters...

Coast Guard assists Danish sailing vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists Danish sailing vessel taking on water
Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Feb. 22, 2021 that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard...

Coast Guard intercepts 2 illegal voyages off Puerto Rico coast

Coast Guard intercepts 2 illegal voyages off Puerto Rico coast
La Yeguada, floats approximately 1 mile northwest of Punta Borinquen, Puerto Rico, Nov. 22, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard intercepted two illegal voyages, Sunday, off the coast of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican Border Patrol (FURA) detected a 20-foot vessel with 12 migrants aboard, 11 Dominican Republic and one Guatemalan migrant including 11 adult males and one adult female,...

Coast Guard recovers 11 bales of adrift cocaine

Coast Guard recovers 11 bales of adrift cocaine
Ten of 11 bales of interdicted cocaine in Puerto Rico (Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutters Paul Clark (WPC-1106) and Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) crews recovered a total of 11 bales of cocaine approximately 10 miles southwest of Desecheo Island, Friday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located a debris field approximately 10 miles southwest of Desecho Island....

Coast Guard repatriates 35 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 35 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 35 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Friday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Thursday by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement crews in the Mona Passage. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and...

Coast Guard ends search for missing fisherman off Guanica, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for missing fisherman off Guanica, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended the search Tuesday night for a missing fisherman in waters three nautical miles south of Guanica, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Marcos Mattei Garcia, a 45 year-old man and resident of Guanica, who reportedly was last seen fishing at 3 p.m. Sunday, aboard a 22-foot center console Robalo fishing boat,...

Coast Guard repatriates 64 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 64 migrants to the Dominican Republic
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 64 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Wednesday and Thursday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Monday, approximately 51 nautical miles north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The interdiction was the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard...

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) is on scene with a migrant vessel interdicted Oct. 6, 2019 in the Mona Passage. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) and Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 82 Dominican migrants and 5 Haitians to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of five illegal...