Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington
A Coast Guard Cutter Diligence pursuit team works to interdict a “go-fast” boat suspected of illegal drug smuggling.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Diligence) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returned to Wilmington Wednesday following a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South)...

Coast Guard intercepts suspected drug-smuggling operation

Coast Guard intercepts suspected drug-smuggling operation
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI — The Coast Guard intercepted six persons involved in a suspected drug-smuggling case Saturday for further investigation and possible prosecution. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, homeported in Miami, conducted a safety boarding Saturday of a 35-foot sport fisher approximately 11...

Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley offloads $ 1.2 million dollars worth of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley offloads $ 1.2 million dollars worth of marijuana
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 573 pounds of marijuana Thursday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The offload comes following a recent at sea interdiction in international waters off the French Caribbean island of Martinique. The seized marijuana is estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $1.2 million...

Coast Guard offloads more than 1 ton of marijuana in Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard offloads more than 1 ton of marijuana in Fort Lauderdale
US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence File Photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloaded more than one ton of marijuana Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale worth an estimated $2.4 million wholesale. The 2,600 pounds of drugs were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence in April during a case approximately 80 miles south of Haiti. Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home following counterdrug deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home following counterdrug deployment
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast handles lines during mooring at 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego, on April 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson) WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned home to Astoria, Oregon, after successfully completing a two-and-a-half month counterdrug deployment in the Eastern Pacific, Sunday. Patrolling...

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 Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized cocaine in three cases within one week. (Coast Guard photo) Caribbean Sea – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable conducted three separate international and inter-agency counter narcotics operations that resulted in the seizure of approximately 325 kilograms of cocaine, 600 pounds of marijuana and apprehension of 15 suspected drug smugglers within...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward back from patrol, disrupts approx. $10.5 million contraband in the Caribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Forward back from patrol, disrupts approx. $10.5 million contraband in the Caribbean
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forward transits toward its homeport of Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward returned to their homeport of Portsmouth, Virginia,Sunday, following a two-month long patrol in the western and central Caribbean Sea that resulted in the seizure of more...

Coast Guard offloads $41 million of seized drugs

Coast Guard offloads $41 million of seized drugs
Lt. Michael Cortese directs the offload of seized cocaine and marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney) MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo and Unified Resolve worth an estimated wholesale value of...