Coast Guard offloads $12.5 million worth of cocaine in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard offloads $12.5 million worth of cocaine in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard transferred multiple bales of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration authorities in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 1, 2016.  (DEA courtesy photo) SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guardsmen offloaded and transferred approximately 992 pounds of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration authorities in St. Thomas Tuesday. The seized contraband was estimated to have a...

Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler

Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler
The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. Navy vessel seized 1,729 pounds of marijuana, a 40-foot sailing vessel and apprehended a suspected Russian smuggler following an at-sea interdiction Feb. 14, 2015, approximately 130 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. naval vessel with a Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment...

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $37 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $37 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Puerto Rico Police seized nearly 1,125 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated whole sale value of $37 million, and apprehended two Dominican Republic nationals during an at sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Wednesday. The interdiction is the result of the Caribbean Border...

Multi-agency effort nets 853 lbs marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers

Multi-agency effort nets 853 lbs marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers
MIAMI — Coast Guard, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs and Border Protection and the Royal Bahamian Police Force crews have interdicted three suspected smugglers off the coast of Andros Island, Bahamas, Wednesday. The suspects and more than 850 pounds of marijuana, worth a wholesale value of $773,671, were taken into custody following a three-day pursuit of a go-fast vessel across more...

Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloads $3.5 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloads $3.5 million cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloaded 300 pounds of cocaine and transferred the custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers Wednesday at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offload and transfer of detainees followed an at-sea interdiction of a drug smuggling...

Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos seizes more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana

MIAMI — A joint task force from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) seized 3,150 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of over $3 million in the vicinity of Hatchet Point on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, Thursday. The OPBAT task force was comprised of elements from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Bahamas Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU),...

Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos seizes $2 million in marijuana

Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos seizes $2 million in marijuana
Miami — Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Bahamian Police Force Drug Enforcement Unit and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), located 67 bales of marijuana on Little Farmer’s Cay in the Exuma island chain of the Bahamas, Friday. The seizure is the second in a week and is a direct result of coordinated U.S. and Bahamian counter-narcotics...

Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos seizes 1,220 pounds of marijuana in the Caribbean

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios MIAMI – On Wednesday August 28, a joint task force from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) seized 1,220 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of $1.1 million in the vicinity of Andros Island, Bahamas. The OPBAT task force was comprised of elements from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, the...

Coast Guard offloads 2,035 pounds of cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads 2,035 pounds of cocaine in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Farallon’s crew offloaded approximately 2,035 pounds of cocaine, with a wholesale value of more than $25.5 million, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico Friday. The drug shipment was transferred to the custody of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents, working as part of the joint federal law enforcement Caribbean Corridor Strike...