DHS to Expand Operation Caribbean Resilience in Puerto Rico [July 11, 2013]   [open pdf - 156KB]

On July 11, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "As part of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) continued commitment to public safety in Puerto Rico, the Department will expand Operation Caribbean Resilience. The operation, which focuses on interrupting and dismantling criminal organizations, as well as identifying and arresting individuals involved in criminal activity in Puerto Rico, will be expanded through September 2013 and will receive additional agents and resources. Last July, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to underscore the Department's commitment to collaborating with local law enforcement in the region. DHS is also working with stakeholders in Puerto Rico to maintain a coordinated approach to support the execution of the Operation. The Operation includes intelligence collection, interdiction, and other law enforcement activities directed at disrupting the flow of illegal weapons, drugs, money, and migrants into and out of Puerto Rico, with a focus on transnational criminal organizations and targeting violent gang members for federal prosecution."

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