Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies to establish security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida iare established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Seventh Coast Guard District MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish security zones Thursday in the Intracoastal Waterway and offshore near Palm Beach. The security zones are scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon, and will continue until approximately...

Coast Guard Cutter James returns from inaugural patrol with over five tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter James returns from inaugural patrol with over five tons of cocaine
A family member of a Coast Guard Cutter James crewmember holds a sign on the pier at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina, March 31, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned home to Charleston, South Carolina, Friday following a 60-day, multi-mission patrol. During...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, Friday, March 31, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, Friday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in nine interdictions...

Coast Guard assists Okaloosa County in arrest of Florida man

Coast Guard assists Okaloosa County in arrest of Florida man
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard assisted local agencies in the arrest a man near Destin, Florida, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile Command Center received a report of a 49-ft sailing vessel blocking Destin Pass. Upon investigation, Sector Mobile watchstanders found that one person aboard the vessel had an active warrant out for his arrest in Lee County, Florida. Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard, DHS partner agencies nab 4 smugglers, seize 1,608 kilograms of cocaine

Coast Guard, DHS partner agencies nab 4 smugglers, seize 1,608 kilograms of cocaine
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police air and maritime law enforcement units interdicted and seized a drug smuggling vessel March 27, 2017 with 1,608 kilograms of cocaine aboard and apprehended four suspected smugglers off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction
The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) – which includes...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 16 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads approximately 16 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
The Coast Guard Cutter James crew and a Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew offload approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 in Port Everglades. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James’ crew offloaded approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades. The cocaine...

Coast Guard offloads more than $44.5 million dollars worth of seized cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than $44.5 million dollars worth of seized cocaine
The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 929 kilograms of cocaine March 21, 2017 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and another 400 kilograms of cocaine March 19, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 929 kilograms of cocaine Tuesday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and another 400 kilograms of cocaine Sunday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offloads...

Coast Guard repatriates 27 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 27 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 27 Cuban migrants Friday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation is the result of a migrant interdiction near Key Largo on Sunday. The Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevent this sea voyage from ending in tragedy. “We discourage anyone from taking to the sea and attempting to reach U.S. soil illegally – they are risking...