Coast Guard repatriates 39 migrants to the Dominican Republic following illegal voyage vessel interdiction in the Mona Passage
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos interdicted a 40-foot makeshift boat transporting 40 Dominican migrants in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico March 31, 2023. Thirty-nine migrants were repatriated while one other man from this case is facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico on charges of attempted illegal re-entry into the United States. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)