Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine
MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Miami Beach is scheduled to offload approximately 719 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $23 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of a successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sept. 8, 2014. While on routine patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear spotted a suspicious...

Coast Guard interdicts 3 smugglers and over a ton of marijuana off California coast

Coast Guard interdicts 3  smugglers and over a ton of marijuana off California coast
LOS ANGELES – Three Mexican national men are facing federal drug smuggling charges following their arrest early Saturday by Coast Guard units in connection with the interdiction of a panga carrying more than a ton of marijuana about 57 miles southwest of San Nicholas Island, California. A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., spotted a suspicious panga boat while...

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 45 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 45 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 45 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. These repatriations are a result of two separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits. On Saturday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless interdicted 25 migrants aboard an aluminum rustic vessel southwest of Key...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize  $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco
DETROIT – The Detroit-Windsor Shiprider team, made up of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 1500 pounds of contraband tobacco over the international border near Algonac, Michigan, Thursday. The illegal contraband consisted of more than 1,500 pounds of water pipe tobacco with a retail value of approximately $485,000,...

Coast Guard responding to unresponsive aircraft over the Atlantic

Coast Guard responding to unresponsive aircraft over the Atlantic
MIAMI – Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th district command center in Miami received a call from USNORTHCOM at 11 a.m. reporting that a Socata TBM 700 light business and utility single engine turbo prop aircraft departed Rochester, New York at 8:26 a.m. with three people aboard who are reportedly unresponsive. The plane was scheduled to arrive in Naples, Florida at noon. A Coast Guard C-130 aircrew...

Commandant meets with U.S. Southern Command Commander to discuss Western Hemisphere strategy

Commandant meets with U.S. Southern Command Commander to discuss Western Hemisphere strategy
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, and U.S. Southern Command Commander, Gen. John Kelly met at U.S. Southern Command Headquarters on Sept. 4, 2014 to discuss strategic objectives, mutual priorities and opportunities for collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting centered on the synchronization of existing efforts in ensuring safety and security along U.S. and regional...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. A crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stacks a bale of cocaine during a contraband...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to offload more than $93 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to offload more than $93 million in cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare is scheduled to offload approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million this morning at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. While on routine patrol, the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine patrol...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. and the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant repatriated 86 migrants illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. These repatriations are a result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits stemming back to Sunday. A rescue boat from the motor vessel Cap Guillame...