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...

Coast Guard, U.S. Navy seize $32.7 million dollars of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard, U.S. Navy seize $32.7 million dollars of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea
Approximately 1,110 kilograms of cocaine is transported aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon on April 7, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon and the USS Shamal successfully interdicted more than 1,110 kilograms of cocaine and detained four suspected smugglers in international waters in the Caribbean Sea April 7. The suspected...

Coast Guard offloads $8.25 million of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads $8.25 million of cocaine
Seized cocaine is offloaded from an airplane in Tampa, Florida, on April 7, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Johnson) MIAMI – U.S. Coast Guard and Dutch law enforcement teams seized 550 pounds of cocaine and detained one man during an at-sea interdiction northwest of Aruba, Saturday. The seized cocaine shipment was estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $8.25...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads 14 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads 14 tons of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crewmembers offload approximately 14 tons of cocaine, April 7, 2016, in San Diego. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 14 tons of cocaine Thursday, at San Diego’s Broadway Pier. The drugs were seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean drug transit zone off the coast of Central and South America. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seizes more than 6 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seizes more than 6 tons of cocaine
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guardsmen seized more than 12,800 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semisubmersible, or SPSS, about 300 miles southwest of Panama March 3. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf from Alameda, California, was notified by a Customs and Border Protection aircraft about the SPSS off Panama.  The Berholf launched two interceptor...

Coast Guard aircrew returns home following Eastern Pacific counter-narcotics deployment

Coast Guard aircrew returns home following Eastern Pacific counter-narcotics deployment
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mandi Stevens monitors a vessel of interest from an HC-130 Hercules airplane while partner law enforcement officials conduct an on-scene boarding in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. McKenzie/Released) HONOLULU — An HC-130 Hercules aircrew returned to Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, in late January after...

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...