DHS Announces Update on Major Law Enforcement Operation in Puerto Rico [September 26, 2013]   [open pdf - 156KB]

On September 26, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director John Sandweg, the Puerto Rico U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, and Puerto Rico Police Department Superintendent Hector Pesquera provided an update of Operation Caribbean Resilience-- which is part of a larger comprehensive effort by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that began in the summer of 2012 to reduce violent crimes and homicides on the island, in collaboration with local law enforcement in the region, focused on disrupting and dismantling criminal organizations. Over the last 12 months, the Department has leveraged assets and personnel from ICE, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Coast Guard. The operation has resulted in the arrest of more than 320 criminals, the seizure of more than 170 firearms and 8,000 rounds of ammunition, over $155,000 in cash, and a wide range of illegal narcotics including cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, Percocet, and Oxycodone."

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