U.S. Federal Agents Wounded in Firefight Off Coast of Puerto Rico

U.S. Federal Agents Wounded in Firefight Off Coast of Puerto Rico

Date:

At approximately 0809 EST, reports began to emerge of several people killed and wounded during a firefight with drug traffickers fourteen miles off the coast of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. It has now been confirmed that four U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers  are being transported to the Trauma Center at the Río Piedras Medical Center via helicopter.

There have also been two confirmed deaths from the incident, although it is not clear if those are the traffickers or federal agents. AS of writing this post, at least one trafficker has also been transported via helicopter to the trauma center.

The agents involved are reportedly members of the Customs anf Border Patrol Air and Marine Operations branch. AMO employs over 1,200 Federal Agents and Officers at 70 locations, operating more than 260 aircraft of 26 different types, and approximately 300 maritime vessels. It is one of the major operational components within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, along with the Office of Field Operations (OFO) and United States Border Patrol (USBP).

Tessaron
Tessaron
Tessaron United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni. Covering flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
- Sponsor -spot_img
- Sponsor -spot_img

Week's Top Stories

More In This Category
Related

At Least 21 Injured in Steel Factory Explosion, Qom, Iran

According to local Iranian Media, twenty one people have...

Brazilian Navy Seizes 3.6 Tons of Cocaine at Sea

In a significant operation off the northeastern coast of...

Taliban Detains US National and 17 Other International Assistance Mission Employees

At approximately 0200 EST, initial reports indicated that the...

Azerbaijani Offensive Attacks Continue on Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia Will Not Intervene Says Pashinyan

After launching of waves starting yesterday local time in...