Coast Guard interdicts 3 smugglers and over a ton of marijuana off California coast

Coast Guard interdicts 3  smugglers and over a ton of marijuana off California coast
LOS ANGELES – Three Mexican national men are facing federal drug smuggling charges following their arrest early Saturday by Coast Guard units in connection with the interdiction of a panga carrying more than a ton of marijuana about 57 miles southwest of San Nicholas Island, California. A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., spotted a suspicious panga boat while...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. A crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stacks a bale of cocaine during a contraband...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to offload more than $93 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to offload more than $93 million in cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare is scheduled to offload approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million this morning at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. While on routine patrol, the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine patrol...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew seizes more than $32 million in cocaine in Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew seizes more than $32 million in cocaine in Caribbean Sea
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa successfully interdicted more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from a 226-foot Panamanian-flagged freighter in international waters in the Caribbean Sea Aug. 10. The Tampa was on patrol in support of migrant and drug interdiction operations in the Windward Passage when they came across the suspect vessel in international waters. Through a multi-day...

Coast Guard, CBP, Mexican Navy disrupt marijuana smuggling attempt

Coast Guard, CBP, Mexican Navy disrupt marijuana smuggling attempt
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Mexican Navy crews worked together to foil a marijuana smuggling attempt in international waters approximately 150 miles southwest of San Diego, Thursday morning. Three suspects and approximately 90 bales, weighing an estimated 2,000 pounds, were turned over to the Mexican Navy for prosecution. “This is another outstanding example...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine

Coast Guard  offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk offloaded approximately 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million, Friday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. During an Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican...

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark scheduled to offload approximately $800,000 of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark scheduled to offload approximately $800,000 of marijuana
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark is scheduled to offload approximately 900 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $800,000 at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, this morning. The crew of a Customs and Border Protection Air Marine aircraft spotted a go-fast vessel off the coast of Cap Du Mole, Haiti, Tuesday evening. The crew Coast Guard Cutter Paul...

Coast Guard interdicts 2 pangas, 12,000 pounds of marijuana

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted two panga boats and an estimated 12,000 pounds of marijuana approximately 180 miles southwest of San Diego, Tuesday night. Four suspects were taken into custody and brought to San Diego for prosecution. A panga boat loaded with an estimated 12,000 pounds of marijuana aboard floats approximately 180 miles southwest of San Diego after being seized by...

Coast Guard interdicts 3,591 pounds of marijuana, detains 5 suspected smugglers

Coast Guard interdicts 3,591 pounds of marijuana, detains 5 suspected smugglers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of $3.5 million and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. While on patrol July 8, the Coast Guard Cutter Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel An-Nur transiting the Caribbean Sea with...