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U.S. Border Patrol, Operation Stonegarden Partners Apprehend 15 Aliens from the Dominican Republic after landing in Cabo Rojo

Release Date: 
May 29, 2020

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol, Puerto Rico Police and Cabo Rojo Municipal Police apprehended 15 aliens this morning from the Dominican Republic following an extensive search in response to a landing near “El Combate Beach” in Cabo Rojo.    

In the early morning hours, the Ramey Border Patrol communications received notice of a migrant incursion through an coastal area named “Los Pozos” in Cabo Rojo, in the southwestern tip of the island.

Ramey Border Patrol agents reached “El Combate” starting a search along with the Puerto Rico and Cabo Rojo Municipal Police. 

Fifteen aliens, three females and twelve males, claiming to be nationals of the Dominican Republic, were apprehended.

All aliens were transported to the Ramey station for immigration processing and removal. 

The Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG) is designed to enhance cooperation and coordination from the U.S. Border Patrol with local, tribal, territorial, state and federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the border.   

The Ramey Sector is one of the twenty-one Sectors spread out across the United States. Encompassing the U.S. territorial islands of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, it is the only Border Patrol Sector located outside the continental United States. The Sector's entire border area is made up of coastline and its area of responsibility is made up of some 6,000 square miles of land and water area, including the twelve-mile band of territorial water surrounding the Islands.

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February 3, 2021