Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloads approximately $5.1 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloads approximately $5.1 million of cocaine
CLEARWATER, Fla.— Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloaded approximately $5.1 million, estimated wholesale value, of cocaine Thursday at Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The cocaine was seized in support of Operation Caribe Venture. During a routine patrol on Nov. 3, a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine aircraft detected a 25-foot “go-fast” vessel in the...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine
SAN DIEGO – Coast Guardsmen offloaded more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego and were recognized by a senior Coast Guard official for their role in counter drug missions during a 90-day deployment Monday at 10 a.m. The crew of Cutter Boutwell turned the cocaine, worth more than $423 million wholesale, over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The drugs were seized and...

Multi-national efforts disrupt drug smuggling attempt

Multi-national efforts disrupt drug smuggling attempt
SAN DIEGO — Multi-national efforts between the U.S., Canada and Mexico prevented an estimated 1,200 pounds of marijuana from reaching U.S. shores when they thwarted a smuggling attempt nearly 100 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday evening. The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 aircraft detected a suspicious 35-foot panga boat Wednesday afternoon while on a routine patrol. Coast Guard Cutters...

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seizes $4.8 million cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seizes $4.8 million cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seized a 317-pound cocaine shipment worth an estimated wholesale of $4.8 million, and apprehended two smugglers following an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Friday, 80 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic. While on a routine patrol in the Caribbean Sea late Friday night, the crew of a Canadian CP-140 Aurora Maritime Patrol...

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine
MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Miami Beach is scheduled to offload approximately 719 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $23 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of a successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sept. 8, 2014. While on routine patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear spotted a suspicious...

Coast Guard interdicts 3 smugglers and over a ton of marijuana off California coast

Coast Guard interdicts 3  smugglers and over a ton of marijuana off California coast
LOS ANGELES – Three Mexican national men are facing federal drug smuggling charges following their arrest early Saturday by Coast Guard units in connection with the interdiction of a panga carrying more than a ton of marijuana about 57 miles southwest of San Nicholas Island, California. A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., spotted a suspicious panga boat while...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. A crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stacks a bale of cocaine during a contraband...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to offload more than $93 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to offload more than $93 million in cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare is scheduled to offload approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million this morning at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. While on routine patrol, the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine patrol...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew seizes more than $32 million in cocaine in Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew seizes more than $32 million in cocaine in Caribbean Sea
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa successfully interdicted more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from a 226-foot Panamanian-flagged freighter in international waters in the Caribbean Sea Aug. 10. The Tampa was on patrol in support of migrant and drug interdiction operations in the Windward Passage when they came across the suspect vessel in international waters. Through a multi-day...