Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) interdicts a 30-foot makeshift boat with 28 migrants onboard May 21, 2019, approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 66 migrants to a Dominican Navy vessel in Dominican Republic waters Thursday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal migrant vessels in the Mona...

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 24 of 30 migrant adults to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday in waters just off Samana, Dominican Republic. The repatriation followed Monday’s interdiction of a migrant boat by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities just off Ruins Beach...

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Bales of cocaine lie at Sector San Juan, March 22, 2019. Coast Guard Photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) offloaded 2,513 pounds (1,140 kilos) of cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, DEA and Caribbean...

Coast Guard suspends search for owner of unmanned, adrift vessel near Brownsville

Coast Guard suspends search for owner of unmanned, adrift vessel near Brownsville
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144B Ocean Sentry aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jessica Wright. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the owner of an unmanned, adrift 25-foot recreational vessel found in the surf approximately one mile north of the mouth of the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas, Tuesday. The search began Tuesday morning...

Coast Guard interdicts 29 migrants, 1 suspected smuggler off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 29 migrants, 1 suspected smuggler off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard interdicted 29 migrants, and one suspected smuggler Tuesday following two separate at-sea interdictions. Two of the interdicted migrants are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in Puerto Rico for attempted illegal re-entry into the United States, one will...

Coast Guard interdicts smuggling boat with 2 convicted criminals aboard off Florida

Coast Guard interdicts smuggling boat with 2 convicted criminals aboard off Florida
A 20-foot smuggling boat floats on the water Jan. 19, 2019 approximately 30 miles east of Sunny Isles, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crew interdicted a boat with six people, which included four people who were attempting to illegally enter the United States, near Sunny Isles, Saturday.   One of the migrants had previous convictions for kidnapping,...

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection responded to a report of three stowaways on the merchant vessel, Diana J, Wednesday approximately three miles offshore of Port of Miami. At approximately 6:34 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from the Diana J crew stating they had located two Guatemalan adult male stowaways and one Honduran adult male stowaway...

Coast Guard interdict suspected smuggler, migrants, drugs east of Dania Beach

Coast Guard interdict suspected smuggler, migrants, drugs east of Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Bernard C. Webber crewmember conducts a narcotics identification kit test on seized cocaine at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Jan. 7, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection interdicted a sport fisher boat with a suspected smuggler, two migrants, a U.S.-Bahamas dual citizen and 7 kilograms of cocaine...

Coast Guard repatriates 41 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 41 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Tezanos (WPC-1118) crewmembers transfer four of eight migrants to the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) Dec. 19, 2018. The cutter Joseph Napier repatriated the migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Dec. 20, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 15 migrants Friday and 26 others Thursday to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of four...