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DHS to Expand Operation Caribbean Resilience in Puerto Rico

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For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010
Release Date: July 11, 2013

WASHINGTON—As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) continued commitment to public safety in Puerto Rico, the Department will expand Operation Caribbean Resilience. The operation, which focuses on interrupting and dismantling criminal organizations, as well as identifying and arresting individuals involved in criminal activity in Puerto Rico, will be expanded through September 2013 and will receive additional agents and resources. 

Last July, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to underscore the Department’s commitment to collaborating with local law enforcement in the region. DHS is also working with stakeholders in Puerto Rico to maintain a coordinated approach to support the execution of the Operation. The Operation includes intelligence collection, interdiction, and other law enforcement activities directed at disrupting the flow of illegal weapons, drugs, money, and migrants into and out of Puerto Rico, with a focus on transnational criminal organizations and targeting violent gang members for federal prosecution. 

Operation Caribbean Resilience is a joint initiative led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with support from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard, including the Puerto Rico Police Department and the Municipal Police Departments of San Juan, Ponce, and Toa Alta. DHS is augmenting the local enforcement efforts with 30 additional HSI special agents and resources. Their efforts will focus on high intensity crime areas with a nexus to transnational criminal operations. Since its inception in January 2012, Operation Caribbean Resilience has led to 560 federal and state arrests; and the seizure of 470 illegal weapons, more than 30,000 rounds of ammunition, more than $388,000 in cash, and various quantities of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and crack cocaine. 

Operation Caribbean Resilience began in the municipality of Loiza, Puerto Rico, a town considered by law enforcement to be an area of high intensity criminal activity. Under Operation Caribbean Resilience, Loiza experienced a 50 percent decrease in homicides between January to May of 2012, as compared to the same period during 2011, as well as a 78 percent decrease in robbery and a 52 percent decrease in assault. The initiative was later expanded to the Caguas and San Juan areas where it experienced similar results. 

DHS continues to coordinate its efforts with interagency partners in Puerto Rico, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice to address violent crime on the island.

DHS Expandirá Operación Resistencia Caribeña en Puerto Rico

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010
Release Date: July 11, 2013

WASHINGTON—Como parte del compromiso continuo del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) con la seguridad pública en Puerto Rico, el Departamento extenderá la Operación Resistencia Caribeña. La operación, que se concentra en interrumpir y desmantelar organizaciones criminales, así como en identificar y arrestar individuos involucrados en la actividad criminal en Puerto Rico, se extenderá hasta septiembre de 2013 y recibirá agentes y recursos adicionales.

En julio pasado, la Secretaria del Departamento de Seguridad nacional, Janet Napolitano viajó a San Juan, Puerto Rico donde enfatizó el compromiso del Departamento de colaborar con las autoridades locales en la región. DHS también está trabajando con las partes concernientes en Puerto Rico para mantener y coordinar la ejecución de la Operación. La Operación Resistencia Caribeña incluye recolección de información de inteligencia, intercepción y otras actividades de propias de aplicación de la ley, a fin de interrumpir el flujo de armas ilegales, drogas, dinero y la migración ilegal hacia y desde Puerto, con un enfoque particular en organizaciones criminales internacionales e identificando miembros de grupos violentos de modo que puedan ser procesados por las autoridades federales.

La Operación Resistencia Caribeña es un esfuerzo conjunto liderado por el Directorio de Investigaciones de Seguridad Nacional del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE HSI, por sus siglas en inglés), con el apoyo del Servicio de Aduanas y Protección de Fronteras (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Guardia Costera de Estados Unidos, además de la Policía de Puerto Rico y las Policías Municipales de San Juan, Ponce y Toa Alta. DHS está incrementando los cuerpos locales de seguridad con más de 30 agentes y recursos adicionales para HSI. Sus esfuerzos se concentrarán en áreas de alta actividad criminal con nexos en operaciones criminales internacionales. Desde su implantación en enero de 2012, Operación Resistencia Caribeña ha producido 560 arrestos federales y locales y el embargo de 470 armas ilegales, más de 30,000 rondas de municiones, más de $388,000 en dinero en efectivo y cantidad de cocaína, heroína y  marihuana.

Operación Resistencia Caribeña comenzó en el municipio de Loíza, Puerto Rico, un pueblo considerado por las autoridades como área de alta actividad criminal. Bajo la Operación Resistencia Caribeña, Loíza experimentó un 50 por ciento de disminución en homicidios entre enero a mayo de 2012 en comparación con el 2011, así como un 78 por ciento de disminución en robos y 52 por ciento de disminución en asaltos. La iniciativa se expandió luego a las áreas de Caguas y San Juan, con resultados similares.

DHS continúa coordinando sus esfuerzos con equipos interagenciales en Puerto Rico, incluyendo los Departamentos de Justicia de Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico para atacar la incidencia de crímenes violentos en la isla.


Review Date: July 11, 2013
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