USNS Trenton Offloads Illegal Immigrants

USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) conducted a passenger transfer of 41 people with ships from the Italian Coast Guard off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, Italy, June 17. Trenton had encountered a vessel carrying 41 illegal immigrants in distress while operating in the Mediterranean Sea, June 12. During the operation, the Trenton crew initially observed approximately 12 bodies in the water that appeared to be unresponsive. The crew prioritized in recovering those who needed immediate help. Rigid-hull inflatable boats and a fast rescue boat conducted a follow-on search for…

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Capture of illegal aliens and their immediate accomplices in Patras

Google Translation May 13, 2018 – Arrest of illegal aliens and their direct accomplices in Patras – Arrests of illegal aliens in Igoumenitsa – Detection of dead seals in Volos In the afternoon hours, the executives of the Central Port Authority of Patras took the arrest of two (02) foreigners and a 19-year-old foreign ally. Specifically, a check carried out by officers of the Department of Aliens of the Patras Security Division at the southern port passenger terminal at the time of a ship leaving abroad destined for two (02)…

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Coast Guard transfers 14 migrants, suspected smuggler ashore for investigation

February 12, 2017 – The U.S. Coast Guard completed a transfer of 14 illegal migrants and a suspected smuggler Friday to Homeland Security Investigation officials in Miami for further investigation and possible prosecution. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane crew located a suspicious vessel Tuesday near the Bahamas. A CBP boat crew intercepted the vessel approximately 12 miles southeast of Government Cut in Miami. The vessel would not stop, and the CBP boat crew employed warning shots and disabling fire. The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark crew arrived on scene and…

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