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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.– A federal grand jury indicted Braulio Santana-Beltre, 19, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, arrested by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for attempting to smuggle 13 Cuban nationals into Mona Island last Saturday.  

Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents arrested Mr. Beltran and presented a sworn criminal complaint for violation of Title 8 United States Code, section 1324, for attempting to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever aliens at a place other than a designated port of entry.

Last Saturday, the US Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo detected a 20-foot migrant boat with the people onboard hiding under a blue tarp, approximately nine nautical miles west on Mona Island, Puerto Rico, interdicting the migrant boat and embarked three Dominicans and 11 Cubans, one woman and 13 men.

Assistant US Attorney Evelyn Canals will prosecute the case. If found guilty, Mr. Santana-Beltran faces a fine and not more than 10 years of imprisonment, or both. All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty by a court of law.  


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11 comment(s)
Written by: Grosero, 3 Sep 2011 10:50 AM
From: United States
ya need to tell uncle sammy to go to hell!

The USA is "NOT" the World's police!
Written by: ColonialZone, 3 Sep 2011 12:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Grosero, you sound very angry. The United States is doing what they are suppose to do. If they did not you would complain also. Oh, I should have know, you must be part of that Tea Party group. Now when Bush was in office, I bet you did not say that then. Your views should be, much more worldly, because you have travel. But you are stuck with the Tea Party membership.
Written by: GringoRandy, 3 Sep 2011 12:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
"All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty by a court of law. "

Wow. Innocent until found guilty...what an intriguing concept.
Written by: DirectorioDominicano, 3 Sep 2011 1:30 PM
From: Iran,

Wow! what a wonderful concept...Closed Borders.
Maybe we can use that in our own country....Nice.

We (RD) are just 2 elections away from becoming haiti. lest we wake. Which
is gonna be difficult when they are more and more of haitian descent,,can you say catch 22?
** En Higüey de cada 10 partos de 6 a 7 son de haitianas, a veces son hasta 8** (
Written by: WalterPolo, 3 Sep 2011 3:48 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata

As the face of the western world as we know it will change with Muslims outweighing Christians, the face of the Dominican Republic will also change as Haitians will outweigh Dominicans.

Say, 2 generations.
Written by: danny00, 3 Sep 2011 5:32 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Written by: Grosero, 3 Sep 2011 10:50 AM
From: United States
ya need to tell uncle sammy to go to hell!

The USA is "NOT" the World's police!


Written by: moose9029, 3 Sep 2011 8:06 PM
From: United States
ColonialZone you are on point!! I totally concur!
Written by: Arcangel96, 4 Sep 2011 12:54 AM
From: Dominican Republic
The Mona island is part of the Puerto Rican territory, and therefore, under the jurisdiction of the USCG. This DT article is not really news.... :(
Written by: WalterPolo, 4 Sep 2011 10:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata

Not a chance, buddy, not a chance.
Written by: Rainman, 4 Sep 2011 3:00 PM
From: United States
This whole discussion is irrelevant if you read the distance from the island is only 9 miles well within the USCG jurisdiction no need to explain period.
Written by: daswolfgang, 4 Sep 2011 11:30 PM
From: United States, north hills ,NY
EL OSO BLANCO is waiting for you senor braulio santana beltre.
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