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 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 Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma and Jacksonville, Florida’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stand for a group photo on the flight deck of the cutter on Dec. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport Friday after a 49-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Homeported in Kittery, Maine, Tahoma’s crew...

Coast Guard offloads $30 million worth of seized cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $30 million worth of seized cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and multiple bales of cocaine to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 8, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 2,000 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $30 million in wholesale value and transferred custody of four...

Coast Guard offloads $6.6 million worth of seized cocaine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard offloads $6.6 million worth of seized cocaine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Coast Guard offloaded and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and numerous bales of cocaine to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $6.6 million wholesale value and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers Friday...

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine Dec. 15, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1. The...

Coast Guard offloads $12.5 million worth of cocaine in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard offloads $12.5 million worth of cocaine in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard transferred multiple bales of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration authorities in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 1, 2016.  (DEA courtesy photo) SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guardsmen offloaded and transferred approximately 992 pounds of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration authorities in St. Thomas Tuesday. The seized contraband was estimated to have a...

Coast Guard marks the end of a record year in counterdrug operations

Coast Guard marks the end of a record year in counterdrug operations
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the cutter in San Diego on October 27, 2016. Nearly 20 tons of cocaine were interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central and South America. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.)SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard marked the end of a record year in counterdrug operations as the crew of Cutter...

Coast Guardsmen seize more than 2 tons of cocaine from semisubmersible

Coast Guardsmen seize more than 2 tons of cocaine from semisubmersible
SAN DIEDGO, Calif. – Coast Guardsmen seized more than 5,600 pounds of cocaine and apprehended five suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semi-submersible, or SPSS, in the Pacific Ocean off Central America September 6. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche from Alameda, California, in partnership with a Joint Interagency Task Force South patrol aircraft from the U.S. Navy, intercepted...