Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island following a deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean for a 75-day counterdrug patrol, Saturday. Stratton’s crew...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers offloaded approximately 490 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $15 million in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday. The offload...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads more than 50,000 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads more than 50,000 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Wednesday, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures...

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine at 10th Ave Marine Terminal in San Diego on June 15, 2017. The narcotics were seized during 18 seperate interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March 2017 through June 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard has interdicted seven...

Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers stand next to more than 1,800 kilograms of cocaine in front in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sept. 17, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg,...

Coast Guard apprehends 4 Dominicans suspected of drug smuggling activities off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard apprehends 4 Dominicans suspected of drug smuggling activities off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel in San Juan, Puerto Rico take custody of four Dominican nationals Aug. 24, 2017, who were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel took custody of four Dominican nationals Thursday, who were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier in Mona Passage waters the morning...

Coast Guard discovers drugs while boarding vessel near Vermilion Bay

Coast Guard discovers drugs while boarding vessel near Vermilion Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard found drugs during a law enforcement boarding on a commercial fishing vessel near Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Boarding officers from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City conducted a routine law enforcement boarding on the commercial fishing vessel Our Pride. After patting down a crewmember, the boarding officer discovered a pen containing methamphetamine...

Coast Guard finds amphetamines, prescription pills during vessel boarding near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard finds amphetamines, prescription pills during vessel boarding near Anacortes, Wash.
A 32-foot cabin cruiser sits at a dock near Anacortes, Wash., after a Coast Guard boarding team discovered a distributable amount of prescription pills, amphetamines and cash on the recreational vessel during a routine safety boarding of the boat, Aug. 9, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham. SEATTLE – A Coast Guard boarding team discovered amphetamines, prescription pills...

Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter interdicts approximately 1,200 lbs. of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter interdicts approximately 1,200 lbs. of marijuana
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter transfers packages of suspected marijuana from a vessel approximately 29 miles southwest of Point Loma, San Diego, on August 6, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter) SAN DIEGO − The Coast Guard interdicted approximately 1,200 pounds of suspected marijuana southwest of Point Loma, San Diego, Sunday. At approximately 9:30 a.m....