Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler

Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler
The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. Navy vessel seized 1,729 pounds of marijuana, a 40-foot sailing vessel and apprehended a suspected Russian smuggler following an at-sea interdiction Feb. 14, 2015, approximately 130 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. naval vessel with a Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment...

Coast Guard, federal law enforcement authorities interdict $29 million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard, federal law enforcement authorities interdict $29 million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a 989 kilograms (2,176 pounds) cocaine shipment and apprehended thirteen men following an at-sea interdiction of a delivery vessel and coastal freighter, approximately eight nautical miles off the coast of Manatí, Puerto...

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell interdicts multi-million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell interdicts multi-million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell transferred custody of two smugglers and 18 bales of cocaine, to Dominican Republic Naval authorities Sunday, following an at-sea interdiction in waters south of the Dominican Republic Saturday. The Norvell pursued the suspect go-fast vessel as it traveled northbound approximately 20 nautical miles south of Santo Domingo,...

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offloads $3.7 million worth of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offloads $3.7 million worth of marijuana
MIAMI – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark offloaded approximately 4,100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of $3.7 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Wednesday. While on a routine patrol, a Joint Interagency Task Force South maritime patrol aircraft detected a suspicious go-fast vessel south of Jamaica. The crew aboard the aircraft notified the crew of the Paul...

Coast Guard, Navy interdict, seize $331 million of cocaine

Coast Guard, Navy interdict, seize $331 million of cocaine
SAN DIEGO — More than eight and half tons of cocaine seized or recovered in fourteen interdictions in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean were offloaded from the USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) Friday and turned over to federal officials as evidence in the prosecution of suspected smugglers. Another two tons of contraband seized in five additional cases in the Eastern Pacific region were...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $44 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads approximately $44 million of  cocaine in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive offloaded approximately 1,328 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $44 million at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Tuesday. During an Operation Martillo patrol on Nov. 29, crewmembers from the Decisive detected a 170-foot bulk freighter motor vessel northeast of Punta San Blas, Panama. After communicating...

Coast Guard nabs 2 smugglers, seizes contraband during an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean

Coast Guard nabs 2 smugglers, seizes contraband during an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark, transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and 71 pounds of cocaine Saturday, worth an estimated $800,000 wholesale value, seized in a multi-agency law enforcement effort in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and Coast Guard Operation Unified Resolve. Early Wednesday morning a JIATF-S fixed-wing marine surveillance aircraft...

Operation Martillo drug bust results in $35 million of cocaine

Operation Martillo drug bust results in $35 million of cocaine
KEY WEST, Fla. – The crew of Her Majesty’s Ship Argyll offloaded 840 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $27.9 million at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, Saturday, and an additional 216 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $7.1 million in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Tuesday. While on a routine patrol, a Joint Interagency Taskforce South maritime...

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...