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CHARLOTTE AMAKIE — A Dominican Republic man who thought he would make $200,000 by taking 2,500 pounds of cocaine from Venezuela to Puerto Rico — instead got 11 years in prison for his trouble. Dany Perez-Brito, 45 of Santo Domingo was sentenced today in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas
SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard said the crew of the cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel in the Mona Passage waters in the Caribbean
‘Ryan Bane Is Only Person Of Interest In Sarm Heslop’s Disappearance … But Now We Don’t Know Where He Is,’ VIPD Says
CRUZ BAY — Virgin Islands police have admitted to “losing track” of the boyfriend of a missing British woman who is the only person of interest in her disappearance. Meanwhile, detectives have issued a fresh appeal for Ryan Bane, a St. John skipper, to explain what happened on the night
SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing male boater Wednesday night near the island of Culebra off Puerto Rico. “Suspending a search is never easy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this missing person,” said Capt. José Diaz, Sector San Juan acting commander.
SAN JUAN — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crewmember from a 400-foot accommodation barge Monday, approximately 140 nautical miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from the DP Superior Performance barge reporting a medical emergency
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A diver’s worst fear is being stranded alone in the open sea, and a man in his 60s faced that terrifying situation after he was stranded in the water for four hours while diving with friends off St. Thomas. The man survived the harrowing experience thanks to
Ryan Bane Was ‘Drunk And Uncooperative’ When Coast Guard Met With Him After Sarm Heslop’s Disappearance
CRUZ BAY — Police are pressing the boyfriend of a British woman missing from St. John for nearly three months to begin cooperating fully with their investigation. Sarm Heslop’s Michigan boyfriend Ryan Bane has refused to allow police to search his boat, from where he says she disappeared in the early hours of
SANTO DOMINGO — The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized an estimated $12 million in suspected drugs, May 1. While on routine patrol, Wichita’s embarked helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron
TEAGUE BAY — Surveillance footage of a fishing boat being stolen from the St. Croix Yacht Club early this morning was posted to social media today. “WANTED for boat theft from St Croix Yacht Club!!! Blue Chevy truck with rusty roof and no tags,” Vic Roberge said on Facebook today.
SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Willow completed a twelve-day mission Wednesday servicing 23 critical aids to navigation (AToN) across eight maritime ports in Puerto Rico. The crew of the cutter Willow serviced AToN in the ports of San Juan, Mayaguez, Tallaboa, Ponce, Guanica, Ceiba, Culebra and in the