Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat offload 1,735 kilograms of cocaine and transfer custody of eight suspected drug smugglers Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Kelly Clark) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon offloaded approximately 1,735 kilograms of cocaine...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis supports disaster response efforts in Les Cayes, Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis supports disaster response efforts in Les Cayes, Haiti
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis crewmembers assist the Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Holland crew, Dutch Marines and Red Cross members October 12, 2016, to load supplies for the World Food Program at the Haitian Coast Guard station in Les Cayes. (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis supported disaster response efforts Wednesday in Les Cayes, Haiti. Cutter Thetis crewmembers assisted...

Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. Coast Guard seize 13,000 pounds of marijuana and 12 smugglers

Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. Coast Guard seize 13,000 pounds of marijuana and 12 smugglers
Thirteen thousand pounds of marijuana inside the cargo freighter Caribbean Soul were offloaded in Ponce, Puerto Rico, May 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, the Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. law enforcement partner agencies seized 13,000 pounds of marijuana, a cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction May 13, 2015 in the...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to homeport
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned to homeport Saturday after a 54-day deployment in the western and central Caribbean. The crew departed Port Canaveral, Fla., Jan. 20 to conduct a homeland security, law enforcement and drug interdiction patrol in support of Operation Martillo. During the trip, Confidence crewmembers also participated in a professional...

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin returns home after eventful 100-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin returns home after eventful 100-day patrol
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin returned to homeport on Sunday June 9 following a successful 3 ½ month patrol in counter-drug missions, search and rescue, maritime exercises and community outreach. The Gallatin’s counterdrug operations for this patrol resulted in the collective seizure of more than 2,200 lbs. of cocaine and 3,500 lbs. of marijuana, worth approximately...

Coast Guard, Royal Netherlands Navy, U.S. law enforcement seize $24 million cocaine shipment in Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard, Royal Netherlands Navy, U.S. law enforcement seize $24 million cocaine shipment in Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,517 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained three Dominican smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction June 11, 2013 in the Caribbean Sea. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $24 million dollars. The interdiction was a result of an international multi-agency...

Coast Guard crews offload $3 million of marijuana

Coast Guard crews offload $3 million of marijuana
MIAMI – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., offload nearly 3,500 pounds of marijuana, seized during Operation Martillo, worth an estimated wholesale value of $3 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Friday. On May 10, a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment onboard a Royal Netherlands Navy vessel, the HNLMS Friesland, assisted in recovering 3,497 pounds...

Coast Guard to offload $3 million of marijuana

Coast Guard to offload $3 million of marijuana
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to offload almost 3,500 pounds of marijuana, seized during Operation Martillo, worth an estimated wholesale value of $3 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Friday. On May 10, a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment onboard a Royal Netherlands Navy vessel, the HNLMS Friesland, assisted in recovering 3,497 pounds of marijuana during a counterdrug...

Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo visits St. Maarten during Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard Open Day

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo visited and participated in the first Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard Open Day Nov. 11, during St. Maarten Day celebrations in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Kingdom of the Netherlands. Key Largo crewmembers gave tours to more than 350 people alongside Dutch Coast Guard and Royal Netherlands Navy ships, St. Maarten Sea Rescue and multiple auxiliary...