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 suspends search for swimmer just off “Los Tubos” Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for swimmer just off “Los Tubos” Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units suspended the search for a 21-year-old man Tuesday in the island’s northern coast just off “Los Tubos” Beach in Manati, Puerto Rico. Still missing Elias Espino Rosado from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, last seen being pulled out to sea by the strong currents while swimming Sunday afternoon just...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water just off “Los Tubos” Beach

Coast Guard searching for person in the water just off “Los Tubos” Beach
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units are actively searching Monday for a person in the water just off “Los Tubos” Beach in Manati, Puerto Rico. Missing is Elias Espino, 21, from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, who was last seen being pulled out to sea by strong currents, while swimming Monday afternoon just off “Los Tubos” Beach....

Coast Guard suspends search for missing snorkeler just off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for missing snorkeler just off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended a four-day search for a missing snorkeler Saturday evening, pending further developments, in waters extending from Vieques to the main island of Puerto Rico. Still missing is Joanna Rebis, 38, from Chicago, Illinois; last seen at 1p.m. Wednesday on the “Punta Arenas” shoreline in Vieques, Puerto Rico. “Unfortunately...

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 suspends search for man near Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface crews suspended the three-day search for a Texas man Oct. 8, 2021, in Mona Passage waters off Rincon, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Bruttus Michael Walter, 24, from Dallas, who was last seen in the water struggling as he was being pulled by the currents just off Steps Beach in Rincon. Walter was reported...

Coast Guard returns 10 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 10 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic
An empty makeshift boat lays in the Mona Passage Oct. 10, 2021, shortly after the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon interdicted an illegal migrant voyage near Mona Island, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 10 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic between Tuesday and Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage...

Coast Guard searching for Texas man off Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for Texas man off Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface crews continue searching Thursday for a Texas man in the waters just off Steps Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Missing is Michael Walter, 24, from Dallas, who was last seen being swept out to sea by the currents. Walter is reported to be a strong swimmer, approximately 170 pounds, brown skin, and wearing...

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,...