Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicts $1 million of MDMA near San Juan Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicts $1 million of MDMA near San Juan Islands
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicted 24 kilograms of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and detained a citizen of Taiwan from a boat near the San Juan Islands Thursday. The Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security and Intelligence, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Bellingham Police Department working together arrested...

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy
Daniel Szabo. Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. By Brett Gillin Boating and alcohol can be a dangerous combination. Add a firearm to the mix, and ratchet up the alcohol consumption a bit, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Perhaps no one knows this more than Daniel Szabo, who was arrested last week after apparently going on a drunken joyride in his dinghy which included not...

Coast Guard offloads 650 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard offloads 650 pounds of marijuana
A Coast Guard Cutter Dependable small boatcrew pursues suspected drug smugglers aboard a go-fast vessel off the coast of Jamaica, Aug. 3, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard offloaded nearly $600,000 estimated wholesale value of marijuana at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Friday. On Aug. 3, the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable detected a go-fast vessel with suspicious packages off the...

Coast Guard repatriates 65 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 65 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Sixty-five Cuban migrants aboard the Coast Guard Cutters William Trump and Raymond Evans were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba over the last five days. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated seven Cuban migrants Tuesday. This repatriation is a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. Fifty-eight Cuban migrants were repatriated...

Coast Guard offloads $14 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $14 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloaded approximately 1,230 pounds of cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 14, 2015. Two suspected drug smugglers transporting the contraband were apprehended following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Aug. 11, 2015, approximately 17 nautical miles south of Humacao, Puerto Rico. The suspected drug smugglers and the contraband were transferred to Immigration and...

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties
WARRENTON, Ore. — Investigating officers from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton initiated civil penalties against seven individuals, Thursday, who interfered with the safe operation of the vessel Fennica on the Willamette River near Portland. Elizabeth Mount, Benjamin Reynoso, Michael Luurtsema, Katharine Loncke, Mark Floegel, Caroline Hansley and Sharon Spencer were issued and will...

Coast Guard offloads over $1 billon of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads over $1 billon of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton crew offloads 34 metric tons of cocaine in San Diego on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard announced record drug seizure rates in San Diego Monday as the crew of the Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale seized in the Eastern Pacific...

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 36 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 36 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 36 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba Friday. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in a span of a week, beginning Aug. 1. The Cuban migrants were trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” The...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic following two migrant interdictions

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic following two migrant interdictions
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated 11of 26 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, interdicted at sea in two separate events Monday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will file criminal complaints Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico to prosecute five Dominican men travelling with one of the groups on charges...