Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission
Members from U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 103 approach a foreign flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Kelley) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 18-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative...

Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team returns from 4-month deployment in Middle East

LOS ANGELES – A Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT) returned home from a four-month counter piracy deployment to the Middle East, June 29th. The team was comprised of three units: Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Los Angeles-Long Beach, MSST San Diego, and the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) out of San Diego. Under the direction of the U. S. Navy’s 5th Fleet,...

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 and Navy team stop $15 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard and Navy team stop $15 million cocaine shipment
ARLINGTON, Va. – A San Diego based U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment and the USS Carr (FFG-56) interdicted a suspected smuggling vessel, and recovered more than 1,719 pounds of cocaine, worth about $15.6 million, while operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 25, supporting Operation Martillo “With nearly two tons of cocaine seized during this patrol, the Coast Guard LEDET and USS...

Coast Guard/Navy Team stop $7-million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard/Navy Team stop $7-million cocaine shipment
SAN DIEGO – A San Diego-based U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment embarked and the crew of USS Curts (FFG-38) stopped a fishing vessel carrying approximately 627 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Oct. 6. While on a routine patrol flight, the Curts’ SH-60B helicopter crew initially sighted the suspicious fishing vessel with five pangas in tow in international waters off the...

Coast Guard PACTACLET receives United States Interdiction Coordinator Award from White House

Coast Guard PACTACLET receives United States Interdiction Coordinator Award from White House
SAN DIEGO- The Assistant Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy presented the prestigious United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award in Maritime Operations to the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego today. “Receiving the USIC award is a great honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard law enforcement team and U.S Navy frigate seize cocaine shipment

PACIFIC OCEAN – A U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment, deployed aboard a U.S. Navy frigate, apprehended three suspected smugglers and seized more than 900 pounds of cocaine from a vessel in international waters approximately 55 nautical miles off the coast of Colombia, Feb. 4. The vessel was initially spotted by a U.S. Navy marine patrol aircraft after which, two Navy helicopters were launched...

San Diego-based Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team presented drug interdiction award

SAN DIEGO – The Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) was presented with the United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award for superior performance in the surface interdiction of illicit drugs during the 2009 fiscal year on August 19, 2010 at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

TACLET deploys in support of operations in Haiti – video

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – A 33 member Coast Guard law enforcement team consisting of personnel from Law Enforcement Team South and Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team arrived at Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport.