Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for three missing Dominican migrants near Rincon. Search crews completed 16 searches covering more than 2,100 square miles. “Suspending a search is one of my most difficult responsibilities,” said Capt. Eric King, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan....

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Wednesday for three missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico. The three Dominican men were last seen at 7 a.m. wearing white disposable protective coveralls aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon. The cutter was transiting less than two miles from shore with 22 interdicted...

Coast Guard repatriates 43 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 43 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew repatriated 41 Dominican migrants and two Haitian migrants Sunday to the Dominican Republic. The repatriation is a combination of two separate interdiction cases, which Customs and Border Protection aircrews and Coast Guard cutter crews located and rescued these migrants. The latest interdiction took place...

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 continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 25 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat Saturday, following an at-sea interdiction of the migrants in the Mona Passage. Five other migrants interdicted in the group are facing federal criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. A U.S. Customs and Border...

Coast Guard offloads more than $44.5 million dollars worth of seized cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than $44.5 million dollars worth of seized cocaine
The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 929 kilograms of cocaine March 21, 2017 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and another 400 kilograms of cocaine March 19, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 929 kilograms of cocaine Tuesday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and another 400 kilograms of cocaine Sunday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offloads...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 18 of 23 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Friday and Saturday following two at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities in the Mona Passage. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing criminal charges against five of the interdicted migrants — three of...

Coast Guard repatriates 37 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 37 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 37 of 43 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday morning following three at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Monday in the Mona Passage. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint against six of the Dominican Republic nationals...