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 repatriates 18 Dominican and 2 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominican and 2 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated 18 Dominican and two Haitians during an at-sea transfer to the Dominican Republic navy off the coast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Thursday. Caribbean Border Interagency Group authorites interdicted the repatirated migrants following two separate at-sea interdictions in the Eastern Caribbean Tuesday. The...

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominican migrants to Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo repatriated 8 Dominican migrants to Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Tuesday following an at-sea interdiction Monday, approximately 15 nautical miles south of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico will be filing charges against two of the Dominicans in the group for attempting to re-enter illegally...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 Haitian migrants, detains 3 Dominican smugglers near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard repatriates 86 Haitian migrants, detains 3 Dominican smugglers near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated 86 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti Monday, following an at-sea interdiction early Thursday, approximately four nautical miles off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico will be filing migrant smuggling charges against three suspected Dominican smugglers interdicted in the...

Coast Guard repatriates 38 Haitians to Cap Haitien, Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 38 Haitians to Cap Haitien, Haiti
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant repatriated 38 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti Thursday, following an at-sea interdiction Saturday, in the proximity of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. A patrolling HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami detected a 25-foot rustic vessel with 41 migrants aboard. Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders...

U.S., U.K. seize more than $24 million cocaine in Caribbean

U.S., U.K. seize more than $24 million cocaine in Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, British Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,500 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction Friday in the Caribbean Sea. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $24 million. The interdiction was a result of an international, multi-agency law enforcement...

Coast Guard, Royal Netherlands Navy, U.S. law enforcement seize $24 million cocaine shipment in Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard, Royal Netherlands Navy, U.S. law enforcement seize $24 million cocaine shipment in Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,517 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained three Dominican smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction June 11, 2013 in the Caribbean Sea. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $24 million dollars. The interdiction was a result of an international multi-agency...

Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo seizes $34 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo seizes $34 million of cocaine
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo interdicted 1.3 tons of cocaine off the coast of the Dominican Republic Saturday disrupting a maritime illegal drug shipment in a joint effort as part of Operation Caribbean Guard. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $34 million. While on a routine patrol, a deployed Coast Guard Air Station Miami...

Coast Guard rescues four persons, tows disabled sailboat Bounty to safe harbor

Coast Guard rescues four persons, tows disabled sailboat Bounty to safe harbor
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo towed the disabled French-flag sailboat Bounty into St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Friday night, rescuing the two crewmembers and two passengers onboard. Rescued are three men and a woman, one a U.S. citizen, two are French citizens and the other is a dual citizen of both nations. The 65-foot Bounty was traveling from the state of...