CBP, FURA Apprehend 17 Illegal Aliens from the Dominican Republic in the Ramey Golf Course
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA, in Spanish) apprehended Thursday 17 illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic (14 adult males, 3 adult females) following an extensive search throughout the Ramey Golf course.
The Ramey Station Border Patrol received a report of illegal aliens near the Ramey Golf Course, Aguadilla.
Border Patrol agents along with CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents and FURA officers, Operation Stonegarden partners responded to the area searching and arresting 17 aliens (14 males, 3 females) all claiming to be adult Dominican Republic nationals.
The group had disembarked early in the morning near “las Ruinas” Beach close to the golf course.
Border Patrol Agents transported the 14 illegal aliens to the Ramey Border Patrol Station for criminal prosecution and/or removal proceedings.
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