SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard crews repatriated 119 people to the Dominican Republic, following four separate migrant vessel interdictions in the Mona Passage over the past eight days.

The Coast Guard and its Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast partners will continue to be a presence in the air and on the waters to detect and deter migrants from attempting to unlawfully enter the U.S. by sea.

“Embarking on a transit across the Mona Passage in an overloaded and unsafe vessel is incredibly dangerous,” said Lt. j.g. Katherine E. Truett, Sector San Juan Law Enforcement Duty Officer. “We urge […]

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