Coast Guard intercepts suspected drug-smuggling operation

Coast Guard intercepts suspected drug-smuggling operation
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI — The Coast Guard intercepted six persons involved in a suspected drug-smuggling case Saturday for further investigation and possible prosecution. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, homeported in Miami, conducted a safety boarding Saturday of a 35-foot sport fisher approximately 11...

Coast Guard, agency partners interdict 4,000 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard, agency partners interdict 4,000 pounds of marijuana
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Haddock offloads approximately 4,000 pounds of suspected marijuana at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, May 19, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Haddock offloaded approximately 4,000 pounds of marijuana May 19, at Coast Guard Sector San Diego. Haddock’s crew interdicted...

Coast Guard detains 6 people for attempted human smuggling

Coast Guard detains 6 people for attempted human smuggling
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI — The Coast Guard completed a transfer of six people involved in a suspected smuggling case Wednesday to U.S. Border Patrol agents in Fort Lauderdale for further investigation and possible prosecution. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, home ported in Miami, conducted a safety boarding...

Agencies to conduct exercise aboard Washington State Ferry Chimacum

Agencies to conduct exercise aboard Washington State Ferry Chimacum
SEATTLE – Several federal, state and local agencies will be conducting exercises on the Washington State Ferry Chimacum Tuesday morning outside of Elliott Bay. Increased levels of activity will be noticed during these hours. Boaters and members of the public on land may see or hear training activity, including the use of blank ammunition. Although blank ammunition looks and sounds like real gunfire,...

Coast Guard to establish temporary regulated area for Blue Angels airshow near Naval Academy

Coast Guard to establish temporary regulated area for Blue Angels airshow near Naval Academy
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region is scheduled to establish a temporary regulated area Tuesday and Wednesday in designated waters in the Severn River and College Creek for the Blue Angels air show. The regulated area will be in effect from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The...

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 21 migrants Friday to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following an at-sea interdiction of a migrant vessel off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Eight other migrants interdicted in the group are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley offloads $ 1.2 million dollars worth of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley offloads $ 1.2 million dollars worth of marijuana
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 573 pounds of marijuana Thursday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The offload comes following a recent at sea interdiction in international waters off the French Caribbean island of Martinique. The seized marijuana is estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $1.2 million...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Media members get video of over 18.5 tons of cocaine during a drug offload press event in Port Everglades, Fla., May 18, 2017.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted...

Coast Guard offloads more than 1 ton of marijuana in Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard offloads more than 1 ton of marijuana in Fort Lauderdale
US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence File Photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloaded more than one ton of marijuana Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale worth an estimated $2.4 million wholesale. The 2,600 pounds of drugs were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence in April during a case approximately 80 miles south of Haiti. Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and...