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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard air and surface crews along with Puerto Rico Police and Ramey Station Border Patrol units are searching by air, land and sea Tuesday for possibly two persons from a capsized sunken boat near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The identity and nationality of the occupants of the vessel

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Puerto Rico Police Department arrested three illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic and seized 174.07 pounds (78.96 Kilos) of cocaine after making landfall near a beach in Dorado. A concerned citizen contacted CBP Public Affairs with information on suspicious

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriated 20 of 21 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage in the Mona Passage west of Puerto Rico. The remaining migrant was turned over to U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) agents to face

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SAN JUAN — Federal authorities found $27 million in undeclared cash Saturday on a ship set to travel from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced in a press release. “Legal currency can be transported if properly declared under U.S. law.  Transnational Criminal Organizations seek to

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SAN JUAN — Authorities seized $6 million worth of cocaine and arrested three people on a “go-fast” smuggling boat while on a routine patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Officials said the suspicious boat was spotted Monday by a Navy helicopter crew from the USS Kidd working with the Coast Guard and

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SAN JUAN — The crew of a Boat Station San Juan rescued two men aboard a 44-foot disabled and adrift recreational vessel Sand Piper Wednesday, about a half nautical mile off the coast of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Rescued are Grenadian national Joseph Adrian, 36, and Bahamian national Christopher Knowles,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three Puerto Rican men were handed sentences of at least 2.5 years in prison for having $1.1 million in cash on board their vessel near St. Thomas, authorities said. Ashen Tirado Tapia, Jahniel Fuentes Robles, and Abdiel Rivera Medina were sentenced today for possession of $1,128,940.00 cash

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Laura formed this morning while making its way west-northwest near the Caribbean with St. Thomas lying in its path, the National Hurricane Center said in a special 9 a.m. update. Laura’s future is unclear as the storm faces a number of factors that could stymie its growth

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MIAMI — The center of Tropical Depression Thirteen was located near latitude 17.8 North, longitude 58.5 West at 5 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. The depression is moving towards the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days.

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MIAMI — As Tropical Depression 13 continues to spin on a forecast track north of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a second tropical depression formed this morning in the Caribbean with a path projected towards the Texas coastline, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. update. As of 11

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