Local January 25, 2016 | 11:37 am

U.S. CBP agents arrest 2 Dominicans hidden in container

Santo Domingo.- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents last week arrested two Dominican men who were trying to enter Puerto Rico inside a container on board a vessel arriving from Rio Haina.

According to cbp.gov, Oscar Guillermo Aquino-Perez, 30, along with another undocumented man, both from the Dominican Republic, were found inside a container on board the vessel M/V Stadt Rotenberg that arrived in the Puerto Nuevo pier.

Aquino-Perez faces charges for re-entering after a previous removal for a prior conviction. The report adds that a biometric database revealed that he was convicted in federal court in 2012 for fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents.

"Undocumented migrants and criminals think that by illegally entering the island they have a clear path to the continental United States," stated Marcelino Borges, Director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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