Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Media members get video of over 18.5 tons of cocaine during a drug offload press event in Port Everglades, Fla., May 18, 2017.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing over 4 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing over 4 tons of cocaine
Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable stand with narcotics interdicted during a two-month patrol.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of the Cutter Dependable returned home today after a two-month patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During this patrol, the crew seized over 8,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $87 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $87 million worth of cocaine
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable and crew returned home Monday after a 48-day patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea and the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the patrol, the crew seized and disrupted more than 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds) of cocaine with an estimated value of $87 million. The patrol was in support of the Coast Guard’s strategy to combat transnational criminal...

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine Dec. 15, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1. The...

OPBAT – Beyond the drugs

OPBAT - Beyond the drugs
Overview of the U.S. Coast Guard base and runway on the island of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Sept. 28, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson At 3:30 a.m., earlier that morning, watch standers at the Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) Operation Center, Nassau, received a call from the Great Inagua Police Department,...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to Virginia Beach following Eastern Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to Virginia Beach following Eastern Caribbean patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable transits toward the pier at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sept. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to their homeport Tuesday following a successful 53-day patrol, which focused on training, counter-drug...

Coast Guardsman convicted of rape

Coast Guardsman convicted of rape
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guardsman was found guilty of violating two articles of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial that concluded Wednesday in Norfolk, Virginia. Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan J. Sullivan, 32, was found guilty of one specification of Article 107 of the UCMJ – False Official Statement, and two specifications of Article 120 – Rape and Abusive...

Cutter Dependable returns home to Virginia Beach following drug and migrant interdictions

Cutter Dependable returns home to Virginia Beach following drug and migrant interdictions
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized cocaine in three cases within one week.  (Coast Guard photo) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Tuesday following a 55-day counter-drug and migrant patrol through the Florida Straits and the Caribbean Sea. During this patrol, Cutter Dependable...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized cocaine in three cases within one week. (Coast Guard photo) Caribbean Sea – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable conducted three separate international and inter-agency counter narcotics operations that resulted in the seizure of approximately 325 kilograms of cocaine, 600 pounds of marijuana and apprehension of 15 suspected drug smugglers within...