Coast Guard, partner agencies intercept human smuggling event

Coast Guard, partner agencies intercept human smuggling event
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) MIAMI – The Coast Guard completed a transfer of 24 people involved in a suspected human smuggling case Saturday to U.S. Border Patrol agents in Lake Worth for processing, and to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation. The Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Palm...

Coast Guard, Monroe County and local partners to conduct full-scale international security exercise

Coast Guard, Monroe County and local partners to conduct full-scale international security exercise
BUFFALO, N.Y. — An upcoming exercise on the Niagara River, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, will bring together federal, state, local and Canadian law enforcement partners in a multi-agency exercise designed to prepare for and prevent cross-border terrorist and criminal activity. There are no known threats against the area but boaters may notice an increased presence...

Coast Guard marksman shoots out engines of fleeing panga, 7,100 pounds of marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers detained

Coast Guard marksman shoots out engines of fleeing panga, 7,100 pounds of marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers detained
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted a panga boat with approximately 7,100 pounds of marijuana and three suspected smugglers aboard in international waters some 155 miles southwest of San Diego, Tuesday morning. It was the second time this month that Coast Guard and partner agencies have thwarted a major marijuana smuggling operation in the area. In the most recent incident an aircrew...

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) authorities disrupted a maritime illegal drug shipment Friday seizing 54 bales of cocaine, weighing 3,306 pounds, in the Caribbean Sea. Federal law enforcement authorities in support of Caribbean Border Interagency Group’s...

Coast Guard crew conducts medevac for man on Canadian-flagged freighter on Detroit River

Coast Guard crew conducts medevac for man on Canadian-flagged freighter on Detroit River
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boat crew medically evacuated a 52-year-old man from a 730-foot motor vessel on the Detroit River late Wednesday evening. At about 11:30 p.m., a 730-foot Canadian-flagged motor vessel contacted the communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, in Detroit, requesting a medevac for a 52-year-old crew member who was reporting severe pain in his leg and believed...

Coast Guard, CBP rescue, repatriate 75 Haitian migrants after failed smuggling attempt in Mona Passage

MIAMI — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward safely repatriated 75 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday, after four suspected Dominican smugglers failed to smuggle them from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico in two separate cases last week. In the first case, a Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter crew detected a vessel with 62 Haitian migrants and two suspected Dominican...

Coast Guard participates in multi-agency search and rescue exercise

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard participated in a joint search and rescue exercise at the Panama City Marina, Friday. Other participating agencies included Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Panama City Fire Rescue, Panama City Police Department and Florida Fish and Wildlife. Coast Guard assets used in the exercise included the following: A 26-foot Trailerable Aids...