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U.S. Coast Guard Intercepts 2 Vessels with 40 Aliens Attempting to Enter Puerto Rico


AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) intercepted 40 undocumented aliens from the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Sunday, attempting to strech the island illegally towards the seashore of the city of Aguada, in the island’s west coast.

“Sustained collaborations with the sovereign and state partners concede us to be effective to forestall bootlegging attempts into Puerto Rico’s coast,” settled Ramiro Cerrillo, Chief Patrol Agent for the Ramey Sector.


On the morning of Jan.5, Ramey Border Patrol agents rescued a vessel but maritime lights moving towards Aguada, Puerto Rico.

The agents concurrent for prevent with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Command Center, and the PRPD Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym).

A FURA vessel intercepted a “yola” form vessel approximately 4 miles off the seashore of Aguada, anticipating sum of 12 undocumented migrants; 4 adult male and 5 adult females from Dominican Republic and 3 adult male Haitian nationals. The organisation was incarcerated and subsequently eliminated to a USCG Cutter.

Upon completing embarkation of 12 aliens to the USCG Cutter, the organisation identified and intercepted a second vessel with 28 subjects on board. A sum of 28 subjects were incarcerated and subsequently eliminated to the USCG Cutter

Biometric checks were conducted on all subjects and suggested that 10 aliens met the discipline for charge associated to before rapist and immigration violations.

On Jan.8, the USCG knife organisation eliminated 10 aliens to Border Patrol control at the Mayaguez Port of Entry. The remaining 29 undocumented aliens were repatriated to the Dominican Republic.

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