Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicts $1 million of MDMA near San Juan Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicts $1 million of MDMA near San Juan Islands
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish interdicted 24 kilograms of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and detained a citizen of Taiwan from a boat near the San Juan Islands Thursday. The Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security and Intelligence, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Bellingham Police Department working together arrested...

Coast Guard offloads 650 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard offloads 650 pounds of marijuana
A Coast Guard Cutter Dependable small boatcrew pursues suspected drug smugglers aboard a go-fast vessel off the coast of Jamaica, Aug. 3, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard offloaded nearly $600,000 estimated wholesale value of marijuana at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Friday. On Aug. 3, the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable detected a go-fast vessel with suspicious packages off the...

Coast Guard offloads $14 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $14 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloaded approximately 1,230 pounds of cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 14, 2015. Two suspected drug smugglers transporting the contraband were apprehended following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Aug. 11, 2015, approximately 17 nautical miles south of Humacao, Puerto Rico. The suspected drug smugglers and the contraband were transferred to Immigration and...

Coast Guard offloads over $1 billon of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads over $1 billon of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton crew offloads 34 metric tons of cocaine in San Diego on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard announced record drug seizure rates in San Diego Monday as the crew of the Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale seized in the Eastern Pacific...

U.S. agencies stop semi-submersible, seize 12,000 pounds of cocaine

U.S. agencies stop semi-submersible, seize 12,000 pounds of cocaine
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team investigates a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America, July 19, 2015.(Coast Guard byPetty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard seized a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean  July 18. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean
The embarked helicopter crew who were essential to mission success by stopping non-compliant vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Anderson. KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home to Key West, Florida, Sunday after an exciting and eventful 65-day patrol operating off the coast of Central and South America. Thetis, a 270 foot cutter based...

Coast Guard, partner agencies seize more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard, partner agencies seize more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana
MIAMI — A Coast Guard helicopter crew, working under the direction of Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, assisted in the seizure of 5,050 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of $4.6 million Wednesday. While on routine patrol, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol aircraft located a 35-foot go-fast vessel transiting at a high rate of speed without navigation lights....

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless apprehends five smugglers, seizes $3.2 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless apprehends five smugglers, seizes $3.2 million cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump transferred custody Saturday of two Guyanese and three Jamaican smugglers as well as 215 pounds of cocaine, interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless aboard a Guyanese fishing vessel July 2 in the Caribbean Sea. The interdiction was the result of a multi-agency law enforcement effort in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returning to Seattle after seizing nearly six tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returning to Seattle after seizing nearly six tons of cocaine
The deck of Coast Guard Midgett lined with stacks of interdicted contraband including 1,232 pounds of cocaine and 110 pounds of marijuana  (Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Benjamin Berg) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will return to Pier 36 in Seattle Thursday at 10 a.m. following a 71-day counter-drug deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. During...