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...

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...

DHS ReCoM partners, Mexican Navy thwart smuggling attempt at sea

DHS ReCoM partners, Mexican Navy thwart smuggling attempt at sea
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection and the Mexican Navy worked together to interdict approximately 4,600 pounds of marijuana and apprehend three suspected smugglers in international waters about 150 miles southwest of the U.S.-Mexico border, Sunday. During a routine flight, a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion observed a suspicious 35-foot panga with three people aboard....

San Diego Coast Guard and partner agencies seize 2 tons of marijuana

San Diego Coast Guard and partner agencies seize 2 tons of marijuana
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection worked together to seize almost 4,000 pounds of marijuana approximately 130 miles southwest of Point Loma, Calif., Monday afternoon. A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew first spotted a suspicious 40-foot panga boat with three people aboard off the coast of San Clemente Island during a routine patrol. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Station Miami Beach offloads $20 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Station Miami Beach offloads $20 million of cocaine
MIAMI — Crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Florida, offloaded 1,327 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of $20 million, at Base Miami Beach, Saturday morning. This interdiction took place under Operation Unified Resolve. On April 21, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 reported a go-fast vessel southwest of the Dominican Republic with suspicious...

Coast Guards newest Fast Response Cutters make history with $3 million drug busts

Coast Guards newest Fast Response Cutters make history with $3 million drug busts
MIAMI — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Charles Sexton and Paul Clark teamed up this week in the first drug interdictions performed aboard the 154-foot fast response cutters, seizing an estimated 2,100 pounds of marijuana and 35 kilograms of cocaine worth a combined wholesale value of more than $3 million. The crew of the Charles Sexton successfully stopped a go-fast vessel in the Caribbean...

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $37 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $37 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Puerto Rico Police seized nearly 1,125 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated whole sale value of $37 million, and apprehended two Dominican Republic nationals during an at sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Wednesday. The interdiction is the result of the Caribbean Border...

$1.9 million of marijuana offloaded in Miami

 $1.9 million of marijuana offloaded in Miami
MIAMI — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Miami Beach offloaded 2,058 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated wholesale value of $1.9 million, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Friday. On April 23, during a patrol in the Caribbean, crewmembers aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter detected a go-fast vessel. The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable launched their smallboat crew to pursue the vessel. Upon arriving...

Coast Guard to offload approximately $1.9 million worth of Marijuana

Coast Guard to offload approximately $1.9 million worth of Marijuana
MIAMI — Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Miami Beach are scheduled to offload 2,058 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated wholesale value of $1.9 million, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Friday. On April 23, during a patrol in the Caribbean, crewmembers aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter detected a go-fast vessel. The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable launched their smallboat crew to pursue the...