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...

Coast Guard scheduled to offload $41 million of drugs in Miami

Coast Guard scheduled to offload $41 million of drugs in Miami
MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen are scheduled to 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 $41 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday. In one case, a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, in support of Operation Unified Resolve,...

Coast Guard offloads more than $11 million worth of drugs in Miami

Coast Guard offloads more than $11 million worth of drugs in Miami
MIAMI — Crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Florida, offloaded 254 kilograms of cocaine and 3,662 pounds of marijuana interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation  Martillo worth an estimated wholesale value of $11.8 million, at Base Miami Beach, Friday. On Sept. 3, a maritime patrol aircraft reported a suspicious Panamanian flagged sailing vessel southeast of Nicaragua....

Coast Guard to offload more than $11 million worth of drugs in Miami

Coast Guard to offload more than $11 million worth of drugs in Miami
MIAMI — Crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Florida, are scheduled to offload 254 kilograms of cocaine and 3,662 pounds of marijuana interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation  Martillo worth an estimated wholesale value of $11.8 million, at Base Miami Beach, this morning. On Sept. 3, a maritime patrol aircraft reported a suspicious Panamanian flagged sailing vessel southeast...

Coast Guard assists in $2.5 million drug bust in the Bahamas

Coast Guard assists in $2.5 million drug bust in the Bahamas
A Bahamian official offloads bales of marijuana in Nassau, Bahamas, Sept. 6, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — A joint task force from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) seized 2,842 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of over $2.5 million during three separate law enforcement operations in the Bahamas this past weekend. The OPBAT task force is comprised of elements...

Cutter Dependable returns home following $600K drug and smuggler seizures in the Caribbean

Cutter Dependable returns home following $600K drug and smuggler seizures in the Caribbean
Cutter Dependable works with the Dominican Republic naval vessel Aldebaran on Aug. 5, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by ENS Andrea Davis) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story homeport Aug. 23 following a successful drug interdiction of 650 lbs. of marijuana, halting drug smugglers off the coast of Jamaica, migrant repatriation...