Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island following a deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean for a 75-day counterdrug patrol, Saturday. Stratton’s crew...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers offloaded approximately 490 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $15 million in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday. The offload...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads more than 50,000 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads more than 50,000 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Wednesday, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures...

Coast Guard crew to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard crew to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service. This offload represents the results from 25 separate seizures conducted by four Coast Guard cutters and...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth, VA
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, poses for a photo with seized cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Sept. 15, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jordan Groff/Released) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew returned to Portsmouth Sunday following a 79-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and...

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine at 10th Ave Marine Terminal in San Diego on June 15, 2017. The narcotics were seized during 18 seperate interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March 2017 through June 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard has interdicted seven...

Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers stand next to more than 1,800 kilograms of cocaine in front in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sept. 17, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg,...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba “The Pride of Boston” returns home after two months at sea

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba "The Pride of Boston" returns home after two months at sea
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba leads a formation of International Maritime Forces at UNITAS LVIII in Callao, Peru, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Photo Courtesy of Peruvian Navy. BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston Saturday after a two-month patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean which resulted in the seizure of 2.7 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $75 million in...

Coast Guard offloads more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crewmembers offload more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades, Florida Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelley MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 3.1 tons of cocaine Monday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $85 million in wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific...