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...

Coast Guard offloads $36 million worth of cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $36 million worth of cocaine in San Juan
Coast Guardsmen and federal law enforcement authorities offloaded approximately 3,157 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Sector San Juan Oct. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen and federal law enforcement authorities offloaded approximately 3,157 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody...

Tampa-based federal prosecutors, investigators recognized for their efforts to combat drug trafficking

Tampa-based federal prosecutors, investigators recognized for their efforts to combat drug trafficking
An interagency team receives the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award for their efforts to combat transnational criminal organizations involved in drug trafficking during a ceremony at U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse TAMPA – An interagency team received the Coast Guard...

Crewmember of suspected trafficking vessel dies after interdiction by U.S. Coast Guard

Crewmember of suspected trafficking vessel dies after interdiction by U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Hulme ALAMEDA, Calif. — A crewmember of a vessel suspected of illicit trafficking activity in the Eastern Pacific Ocean died Tuesday night during the U.S. Coast Guard’s pursuit and interdiction of the boat some 200 miles off the west coast of Isla de Coco, Costa Rica.  The exact cause of death is not known and is under investigation. A...

Coast Guard offloads $33.9 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $33.9 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloads 2,367 pounds of cocaine at Sector San Juan Aug. 28s. (U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 2,367 pounds of cocaine and 2,074 pounds of marijuana Sunday and transferred custody of seven suspected smugglers following two separate drug smuggling attempts in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic...

Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman guards pallets of cocaine prior to offloading them at Naval Base San Diego on August 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman offloaded approximately 11 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized a combined total...

Coast Guard, CBP seize $1.42 million dollars in cocaine aboard Isleño ferry in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, CBP seize $1.42 million dollars in cocaine aboard Isleño ferry in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection law enforcement personnel seized approximately 125 pounds of cocaine July 22, 2016 aboard the Isleño ferry in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection law enforcement personnel seized approximately 125 pounds of cocaine Friday morning aboard the Isleño ferry in Fajardo, Puerto...