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Alexander Hamilton created the Coast Guard in 1790. SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard paid tribute to guardsman Heriberto Hernandez on Friday with the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez this weekend in Puerto Rico. Cutter Heriberto Hernandez became the Coast Guard’s 14th Fast Response Cutter, carrying

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SAN JUAN – A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a five-count indictment charging four convicted felons with conspiring to rob a police firing range of its weapons in 2010 – and when they pulled it off it was the biggest weapons heist in Puerto Rico history, according to U.S.

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Puerto Rico police seized 1.1 tons of cocaine Tuesday SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico have seized roughly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $7 million. It’s the second large seizure this week in that U.S. commonwealth. Police said Wednesday that the drugs were found aboard

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SAN JUAN – Jonathan Ortiz-Torres was sentenced today to 46 years in prison and five years of supervised release for interference of commerce by robbery, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. Ortiz-Torres pled guilty on May 27, 2014. On February 9, 2011, Jonathan Ortiz-Torres was charged, along with Ángel

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MIAMI – A heightened concern that drones could bring down an aircraft or be used in a terrorist attack is the focus of law enforcement and aviation experts and a special task force is now being formed to deal with the problem in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. South Florida

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Gov. Alejandro García Padilla of Puerto Rico NEW YORK — Advocates of Puerto Rican self-determination have for decades claimed that their status as a U.S. commonwealth amounts to second-class citizenship, but regular petitions to the United Nations’ Special Committee on Decolonization have so far been fruitless. This year, however, leading

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Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez SAN JUAN – The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) dismantled a drug trafficking organization responsible for the transportation of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine and drug money between Puerto Rico and the mainland United States, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez. The Drug Enforcement Administration

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Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez SAN JUAN – A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday against Jorge L. Pagán Kortright and his companies AWD Group Inc. doing business as El Torito USA, Inc., Allied Worldwide Distributors Inc., and All Wheel Drive Corp., for introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, conspiracy

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SAN JUAN – Seven men and two women have been indicted for their alleged participation in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, access devices fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Secret Service is in charge of the investigation,

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SAN JUAN – Dr. Aníbal Pagán-Romero, a general practitioner with a clinic in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, was found guilty Monday on all counts of an 82 count indictment charging 21 conspiracies and 61 individual counts of mail fraud from a scheme to defraud the American Life Assurance Company of Columbus,

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