Coast Guard, British Virgin Islands law enforcement seize 52 kgs cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers

Coast Guard, British Virgin Islands law enforcement seize 52 kgs cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and British Virgin Islands law enforcement seized 52 kilograms of cocaine, and detained two men, during an at-sea interdiction Tuesday near Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The seized cocaine shipment was estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $1.7 million. The interdiction was a result of an ongoing joint multi-agency law enforcement effort to detect...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following Eastern Pacific patrol
BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to their homeport in Boston Saturday following a successful 52-day deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the patrol, Escanaba’s crew steamed more than 11,200 miles, successfully transited the Panama Canal for the first time in more than 10 years, and interdicted 1,009 kilograms of cocaine, two vessels, and five narcotic...

Coast Guard offloads $17 million of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads $17 million of cocaine
Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Webber offload cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Miami Beach, Fla., Nov. 20, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney) MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen on the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber offloaded approximately 515 kilograms of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Caribbean Venture worth an estimated...

Coast Guard offloads 25 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific

Coast Guard offloads 25 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads more than 25 tons of cocaine in San Diego on Nov. 19, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 25 tons of cocaine seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean drug transit zone off the coast of Central and South America. The contraband, hauled from the decks of the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, partners nab 2,400 pounds of marijuana off Mexico

Coast Guard, partners nab 2,400 pounds of marijuana off Mexico
Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offload an estimated 2,400 pounds of marijuana Nov. 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen) ALAMEDA, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard crews, along with partner agencies, recovered an estimated 2,400 pounds of marijuana jettisoned from a panga vessel approximately 200 miles off the U.S. and Mexico border in international...

Coast Guardsmen recognized for efforts during counter-drug deployment

Coast Guardsmen recognized for efforts during counter-drug deployment
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, stand for a photo with U.S. Interdiction Coordinator James C. Olson following an award ceremony at the White House Office National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings) WASHINGTON – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was recognized during the 2014 United States...

Coast Guard offloads $44.2 million of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard offloads $44.2 million of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea
Coast Guardsmen offload 65 bales of cocaine, weighing approximately 1,340 kilograms at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 26, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 1,340 kilograms of cocaine Monday, seized during two separate drug smuggling attempts in the Caribbean Sea, worth an estimated wholesale value of...

Coast Guard offloads $41 million of seized drugs

Coast Guard offloads $41 million of seized drugs
Lt. Michael Cortese directs the offload of seized cocaine and marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney) MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo and Unified Resolve worth an estimated wholesale value of...

Coast Guard scheduled to offload $41 million of drugs in Miami

Coast Guard scheduled to offload $41 million of drugs in Miami
MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen are scheduled to offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo and Unified Resolve worth an estimated wholesale value of $41 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday. In one case, a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, in support of Operation Unified Resolve,...