Coast Guard, partners apprehend 9 smugglers, seize $46.2 million in cocaine

Coast Guard, partners apprehend 9 smugglers, seize $46.2 million in cocaine
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offload 3,086 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico Feb. 4, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, United Kingdom Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,400 kilograms (3,086) pounds of cocaine and detained nine suspected smugglers following the interdiction of two...

Coast Guard interdicts 69 migrants near Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

Coast Guard interdicts 69 migrants near Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon  interdicted 37 illegal migrants near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico  (Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-616) repatriated 44 of 69 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of three separate illegal migrant voyages near Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Five of...

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants
The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley interdicted a migrant vessel near Mona Island, Puerto Rico with 28 men of Dominican Republic nationality Nov. 14, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) repatriated 23 of 28 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal...

Coast Guard repatriates 76 Dominican migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 76 Dominican migrants
US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence (WMEC-616) repatriated 76 of 80 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Friday following the interdiction of three separate illegal migrant voyages near Puerto Rico. Four other migrants will remain in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges of violating 8 USC 1326,...

Coast Guard repatriates 45 Dominican migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 45 Dominican migrants
A group of migrants is waiting to be embarked aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez during one of three separate illegal voyages, of 49 migrants, in the Mona Passage this past weekend.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 45 of 49 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday just off the Dominican...

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...

Coast Guard repatriates 46 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 46 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) repatriated 46 migrants Tuesday to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel just off Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages in the Mona Passage. Four of the interdicted migrants, three men...

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard repatriated 27 migrants Thursday to the Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. Four men and a woman, among the interdicted migrants, remain in Puerto Rico where they face possible federal prosecution for attempted illegal reentry into the United States. The interdictions...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat Proción (GC-103) Sunday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Saturday afternoon in Mona Passage waters near Puerto...