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U.S. Coast Guard Intercepts More Illegal Migrants


The United States Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon’s crew repatriated 49 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Wednesday and Thursday.

It followed the interdiction of an illegal voyage vessel in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico.

The Coast Guard said on Tuesday night, the aircrew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft detected a 35-foot makeshift boat.

The boat was approximately 80 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon later interdicted the vessel and safely embarked 41 men, six women, and two minors.

The migrants included one Albanian, seven Kazakhstan, six Haitian, and 35 Dominican Republic nationals.

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