Coast Guard interdicts 3,591 pounds of marijuana, detains 5 suspected smugglers

Coast Guard interdicts 3,591 pounds of marijuana, detains 5 suspected smugglers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of $3.5 million and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. While on patrol July 8, the Coast Guard Cutter Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel An-Nur transiting the Caribbean Sea with...

Joint fishing vessel boarding by Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay results in arrests in Garibaldi, Ore.

Joint fishing vessel boarding by Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay results in arrests in Garibaldi, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard issued a notice of 13 safety violations, including four especially hazardous condition issues, to the crew of a fishing vessel during a joint law enforcement boarding with the Oregon State Police in Tillamook Bay, Sunday. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay boarding team members identified numerous safety violations aboard the fishing vessel Jimco and the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriates 71 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard  Cutter Key Biscayne repatriates 71 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 71 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. This repatriation is a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits stemming back to July 3rd. Thirteen Cuban migrants are located south of Islamorada, Florida, July 3, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. On...

Coast Guard interdicts drug panga, seizes 7,600 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard interdicts drug panga, seizes 7,600 pounds of marijuana
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews based in San Diego and Sacramento worked together to intercept a drug-laden panga boat approximately 160 miles southwest of San Diego early Friday morning. A U.S. Coast Guard crew member unloads a bale of marijuana from a panga boat that was seized 160 miles southwest of San Diego June 28, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Henry G. Dunphy Three...

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 53 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — After being rescued by the Coast Guard, and transferred aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island, 53 Cuban migrants were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. These repatriations are a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits stemming back to Monday. Coast Guard assets involved in the cases were: Coast...

Northeastern Ohio Coast Guard unit cites boaters for boating under the influence

Northeastern Ohio Coast Guard unit cites boaters for boating under the influence
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and the Mentor–on-the-Lake, Ohio, police cited a boater for operating a boat under the influence of alcohol and cited another passenger on the boat for simple possession, Thursday afternoon, in the vicinity of Mentor Harbor. At about 2 p.m., while conducting a recreational safety boarding, a boarding team member from Coast Guard Station Fairport, Ohio, noticed empty...

Two suspected smugglers detained after deadly migrant interdiction

Two suspected smugglers detained after deadly migrant interdiction
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Two suspected smugglers are in custody after the Coast Guard rescued 19 Haitian migrants from the waters off Dominican Republic after a smuggling vessel capsized and left one migrant dead. On Sunday, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter detected a suspected smuggling vessel transiting to Puerto Rico, 27 nautical miles west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard Repatriates 56 Migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti and Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard Repatriates 56 Migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti and Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 25 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, and 31 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. These repatriations are a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States. On June 9, 2014, the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond interdicted 25 Haitian migrants on a yola vessel west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The migrants were transferred...

Smugglers force migrants into the sea in attempt to avoid interdiction

Smugglers force migrants into the sea in attempt to avoid interdiction
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 43 Haitian migrants Wednesday from two separate interdictions in the Mona Passage, including a pair of migrants who had to be rescued after they were forced into the water by smugglers attempting to avoid interdiction at sea. The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated the migrants to Haiti Wednesday. On Friday a group of 19 migrants was detected...