Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home from 65-day counter narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home from 65-day counter narcotics patrol
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, on patrol Monday, May 15, 2017, during a two-month counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.   U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, Sunday following a two-month counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 270-foot medium endurance...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to return home after seizing $92 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to return home after seizing $92 million in cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew members pose with the illegal drugs they seized while on patrol Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Midas) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to their homeport in Boston, today after a 74-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels,...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria following largest drug seizure since 2009

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria following largest drug seizure since 2009
Cutter Alert with 3.3 tons of cocaine neatly piled on the flight deck . Coast Guard photo by CGC Alert ASTORIA, Oregon — Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to its homeport Sunday after a record seizure of cocaine and apprehension of smugglers during its 53-day counter-drug patrol that spanned 12,500 miles in the Eastern Pacific. Alert interdicted four “go-fast” boats carrying 2,977 kilograms...

Coast Guard and Canadian team stop $29 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard and Canadian team stop $29 million cocaine shipment
ARLINGTON, Va. – A San Diego-based Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) deployed aboard the HMCS Ottawa transferred more than 2,300 pounds of cocaine, wholesale value worth more than $29 million dollars, four suspected smugglers and the Costa Rican flagged fishing vessel Capitan Erson to the Costa Rican Coast Guard for prosecution Nov. 30. The Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team’s...

Coast Guard, Navy, Costa Rican Coast Guard team interdict $4 million marijuana shipment

Coast Guard, Navy, Costa Rican Coast Guard team interdict $4 million marijuana shipment
ARLINGTON, Va. – A U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment, deployed aboard the USS Elrod (FFG-55), supported a Costa Rican Coast Guard interdiction of a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the west Caribbean Sea on 3 July 2012. While the Costa Rican Coast Guard boarded the suspect vessel and detained four suspected drug smugglers, the LEDET supported by the USS Elrod, recovered more than 4,900...

Cutter Tahoma interdicts two potential drug smuggling vessels

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.– The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma worked with Costa Rican authorities after two suspected go-fast vessels were interdicted off the coast of Costa Rica Sunday night and Monday morning.

Coast Guard cutter departs for first fisheries patrol

SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf will depart Seattle after participating in the 60th Annual Seafair Fleet Week to conduct its first fisheries enforcement patrol.