U.S., Canada announce record drug seizure rates

U.S., Canada announce record drug seizure rates
A Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewman guards more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine during an offload at Naval Base San Diego, April 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)SAN DIEGO – Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern...

U.S. and Canada team up for five and a half ton cocaine seizure

U.S. and Canada team up for five and a half ton cocaine seizure
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers maneuver the ship’s interceptor boat while patrolling in the Eastern Pacific . ALAMEDA, Calif. ­­­­— The largest maritime cocaine seizure in the Eastern Pacific Ocean since 2009 was seized by the U.S. Coast Guard along with the U.S. Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and a Joint Interagency Task Force in early March. More than five and half tons of contraband...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seizes $16 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seizes $16 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seized approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican smugglers March 18, 2015, off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of three Dominican smugglers and approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine to the Drug Enforcement Administration Tuesday, following an at-sea interdiction...

Coast Guard seizes $7 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $7 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge seized approximately 466 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican Republic smugglers following an at-sea interdiction March 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge transferred custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers and 466 pounds of cocaine to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Special...

Coast Guard seizes more than half a ton of marijuana

Coast Guard seizes more than half a ton of marijuana
Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter crew members tow in a panga after the successful interagency efforts interdicted approximately nearly 1,300 pounds of marijuana 120 miles south of San Diego, March 10, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection prevented an estimated 1,300 pounds of marijuana from reaching...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew conducts successful drug interdictions

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew conducts successful drug interdictions
Boarding team members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf work to retrieve bales of contraband from the water that were thrown overboard by suspected smugglers in January 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team members. MAYPORT, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, one of the Coast Guard’s newest vessels, is scheduled to arrive at U.S. Naval Station...

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,...