Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to DEA agents

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to DEA agents
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew transferred three smugglers and approximately $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Sector San Juan Sept. 20, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) crew transferred custody of three smugglers and approximately $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration agents...

Coast Guard repatriates 22 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 22 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 22 migrants to the Dominican Republic, Wednesday. The migrants were interdicted as the result of two separate cases by the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser in the Mona Pass during efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean Border...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Effective 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Sector San Juan captain of the port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph generated by tropical storm Isaac that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers in distress just off Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers in distress just off Ceiba, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft — Law Enforcement rescue a man and a woman from the water.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement response boat rescued two kayakers from the water Sunday in the vicinity of Ceiba, Puerto Rico. Rescued are two adults, a man and a...

Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, CBIG partners seize $2 million dollars of cocaine

Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, CBIG partners seize $2 million dollars of cocaine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine units working with the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft interdicted a go-fast vessel, off Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 27, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin transferred four suspected smugglers and approximately one million dollars of cocaine to Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents in Mayaguez Thursday...

Coast Guard repatriates 5 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 5 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier repatriated five of 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic Thursday after Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities interdicted a migrant boat just off the coast of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Six of the interdicted migrants, five Dominican and one of Mexican nationality,...

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...