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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air & Marine Operations (AMO) and the U.S. Coast Guard recently interdicted a “yola” type wooden vessel transporting 816 pounds (370 kilos) of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea and apprehended three Dominican Republic nationals. CBP said the suspected

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted two illegal voyages Sunday off the coast of Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard 7th District said this week.  Puerto Rican Border Patrol (FURA) detected a 20-foot vessel with 12 migrants aboard, 11 Dominican Republic and one Guatemalan migrant — including 11 adult males and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Columbians who pleaded guilty to being on a mini-submarine with 3,384 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Ecuador got five years in prison from a federal judge. Freddy Montano Paz, 30, and Mariano Abregon, 33, were each sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Robert A.

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CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. Coast Guard pollution teams have been monitoring clean-up operations of discharged oil from a sunken tugboat in Krause Lagoon on St. Croix since Tuesday. So far, 1,500 gallons of “oily water” has been collected by a vacuum truck on the south shore. “The National Response Corporation in the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Coast Guard is working to clean up oil leaking from an abandoned tugboat in Krause Lagoon on St. Croix’s south shore. The owner of St. Croix Renaissance Group made a report on Thursday and placed a containment boom around the partially sunken Cape Lookout, U.S. Coast Guard

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SANTO DOMINGO -— The USS Sioux City recently assisted in the rescue of a mariner in medical distress while operating in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations in the Caribbean.  The USS Sioux City, a Freedom-variant littoral combat ship launched two years ago, received information about a possible medical

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SAN JUAN —  U.S. Coast Guard aircrews rescued two men Monday morning from a capsized boat in the British Virgin Islands, and they also rescued a man and a woman from a disabled jet ski Sunday night near Luquillo. In two other separate search and rescue cases during the weekend

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Columbian traveling in a go-fast boat with 1,355 pounds of marijuana off the Pacific coast of Columbia got 2.75 years in prison after his conviction as a drug trafficker. Cristian Valencia-Mendoza of Bogota, was sentenced to 33 months in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 36 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday afternoon, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages just off Cabo Rojo and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals, two of whom remain in Puerto Rico to

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 28 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Friday and Sunday, while 20 other migrants were repatriated October 12, following the interception of three illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. One of the interdicted migrants remains in Puerto Rico to

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