Coast Guard offloads nearly 2 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads nearly 2 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter based out of Portsmouth, Va., offloads nearly two tons of cocaine Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded nearly two tons of cocaine Friday in St. Petersburg that was seized...

Coast Guard LEDET Assists Dutch Navy in Record Drug Bust

More details on the 9200 pound cocaine bust off Puerto Rico that we reported yesterday. An informant tipped of the government that a freighter was travelling from Venuzuela to Europe with a large shipment of drugs. The Netherlands Navy’s HNLMS Van Speijk monitored the Panamanian flagged freighter for two days near Puerto Rico. “At first daylight, the Van Speijk and her helicopter approached...