Puerto Rico Border Patrol intercepted boat carrying 40 undocumented Dominicans and Haitians trying to reach the Island

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Under: Migration

Border Patrol, Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police Department intercepted 40 undocumented Dominicans and Haitians, trying to reach the island illegally through the western coastal town of Aguada.

"Collaborations with our federal and state partners allow us to be effective in preventing attempts to smuggle them off the coast of Puerto Rico," said Ramiro Cerrillo, chief patrol agent for the Border Patrol sector of Ramey.

This comes just four days after another boat o
n the morning of January 5, was intercepted by agents of the Border Patrol of Ramey.

A maritime unit of FURA intercepted the boat approximately four miles from the Aguada coast, finding a total of 12 undocumented migrants; four Dominican men, five Dominican women and three Haitian men. The group was arrested and later transferred to the Coast Guard's roadblock.

Biometric controls were conducted on all subjects and it was revealed that 10 foreigners complied with the guidelines for prosecution related to previous criminal and immigration violations.

On January 8, the USCG cutter team transferred 10 foreigners to the custody of the Border Patrol at the Puerto de Entrada of Mayagüez. The remaining 29 undocumented foreigners were repatriated to the Dominican Republic.

Since the beginning of the New Year, Border Patrol agents have captured 89 undocumented immigrants who entered illegally or attempted to enter the United States through the Mona Canal.

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