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...

Coast Guard offloads $5 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard offloads $5 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Coast Guard law enforcement officers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offload approximately 150 kilograms of cocaine worth $5 million estimated wholesale value at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday, July 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) TAMPA – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 150 kilograms of cocaine Monday worth...

Coast Guard apprehends 3 Dominicans in drug smuggling attempt off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard apprehends 3 Dominicans in drug smuggling attempt off Puerto Rico
A boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon’s small boat is on scene with a suspected drug smuggling vessel with three Dominican men onboard June 23, 2016(U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of three Dominican men suspected of drug smuggling to federal law enforcement officers Sunday, following the interdiction of a  go-fast boat June...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after catching 15 smugglers, 4.6 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after catching 15 smugglers, 4.6 tons of cocaine
A Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Squadron MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and bales of intercepted cocaine on the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, Monday, June 6, 2016, in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Seneca is scheduled to return to its homeport in Boston, Saturday following a 68-day deployment to the Pacific Ocean. The Boston based cutter transited through...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the Waesche in San Diego on June 13, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 21 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in San Diego, Monday. An additional eight tons of contraband...

Coast Guard offloads over $214 million estimated wholesale value of cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard offloads over $214 million estimated wholesale value of cocaine in Miami
A view of approximately eight tons of seized cocaine offloaded from Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber to Coast Guard Base Miami Beach on June 13, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall) MIAMI  — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately eight tons of seized cocaine from the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Monday. The drugs were interdicted...

Cutter Dependable returns home to Virginia Beach following drug and migrant interdictions

Cutter Dependable returns home to Virginia Beach following drug and migrant interdictions
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized cocaine in three cases within one week.  (Coast Guard photo) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Tuesday following a 55-day counter-drug and migrant patrol through the Florida Straits and the Caribbean Sea. During this patrol, Cutter Dependable...

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews fly over Atlantic City during a formation training flight March 13, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A California congressman is hoping to rip through some government red tape to fix a problem in the system that’s preventing the Coast Guard from using essential night-vision technology. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is maddened by the fact...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized cocaine in three cases within one week. (Coast Guard photo) Caribbean Sea – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable conducted three separate international and inter-agency counter narcotics operations that resulted in the seizure of approximately 325 kilograms of cocaine, 600 pounds of marijuana and apprehension of 15 suspected drug smugglers within...