In a successful 88-day patrol for illegal migration and drug trafficking in the Florida Straits and the Caribbean Sea, the United States Coast Guard has apprehended over 480 illegal migrants from Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.
In a joint effort, the US Coast Guard, US Customs and Border Protection, US Navy, US Air Force, federal agents from across the US, partner nations in the Caribbean Sea, and the Royal Netherlands Navy have carried out maritime safety and security missions, according to a statement by the US Coast Guard. “To detect, deter and intercept unsafe and illegal migrant ventures, as well as drug trafficking voyages bound for the United States”.
US Coast Guard detains and repatriates 428 migrants from Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic during patrol.
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