Coast Guard repatriates 11 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 11 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation is the result of an at-sea migrant interdiction in the South Florida Straits. The Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevent this sea voyage from ending in tragedy. “We discourage anyone from taking to the sea and attempting to reach U.S. soil illegally –...

Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloads more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego on February 16, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloaded more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the combined total tons of cocaine...

Coast Guard, partner agencies establish security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies establish security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida iare established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Seventh Coast Guard District MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish security zones Friday in the Intracoastal Waterway and offshore near Palm Beach. The security zones are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Friday, and will continue until 11:59 p.m....

Coast Guard interdicts 4 lanchas over 3 day period

Coast Guard interdicts 4 lanchas over 3 day period
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews were very active this weekend as they successfully detected and interdicted 4 Mexican lancha boats illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. A lancha is a Mexican fishing boat that is approximately 20-30 feet long with a slender profile, has one outboard motor, is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 miles per hour,...

Coast Guard repatriates 16 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 16 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 16 migrants Monday to Dominican Republic Navy authorities in waters just off the Dominican Republic. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 16 migrants Monday to Dominican Republic Navy authorities in waters just off the Dominican Republic. The repatriated migrants were part of a group of 22 (20 Dominicans, and...

Coast Guard transfers 14 migrants, suspected smuggler ashore for investigation

Coast Guard transfers 14 migrants, suspected smuggler ashore for investigation
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard completed a transfer of 14 illegal migrants and a suspected smuggler Friday to Homeland Security Investigation officials in Miami for further investigation and possible prosecution. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane crew located a suspicious vessel Tuesday near the Bahamas. A CBP boat crew intercepted the vessel approximately 12 miles southeast of Government...

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 29 migrants Wednesday and 45 migrants Monday to La Romana, Dominican Republic. The repatriated migrants were among 105 migrants (100 Dominicans, three Haitians and two Cubans), who were interdicted by the Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities during three separate at-sea interdictions in waters...

Coast Guard counterdrug operations fact sheet

Coast Guard counterdrug operations fact sheet
The Coast Guard measures annual narcotics removal according to the U.S. Government’s Fiscal Year (FY), which runs from Oct.1 to Sept. 30. The Coast Guard’s newest recording-breaking year was Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16), which ran from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. Coast Guard counterdrug operations in FY16 by the numbers: Cocaine Removed in FY16 – more than 443,790 pounds (200,941 kilograms) (Coast...

Coast Guard repatriates 71 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 71 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 71 Cuban migrants Sunday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation was a result of five separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6, prior to the Department of Homeland Security policy change on Jan. 12. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these...