Coast Guard offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans offloaded approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana Thursday, April 18, 2019.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans (WPC-1110) offloaded approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana Thursday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated total of $13.5 million wholesale seized in international...

Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise

Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise
Coast Guardsmen participate in the Integrated Advance 2019 exercise at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The Homeland Security Task Force Southeast (HSTF-SE) and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s annual interagency exercise, Integrated Advance, is taking place April 15 through April 18. Integrated Advance provides...

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. CAY SAL, Bahamas — The Coast Guard interdicted nine Cuban migrants Friday on Cay Sal. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew reporting two people hiding in nearby bushes. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew arrived on scene and deployed a boarding...

Coast Guard interdicts suspected smuggler, 11 Cuban migrants south of Key West

Coast Guard interdicts suspected smuggler, 11 Cuban migrants south of Key West
A Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) smallboat crew interdicts a 30-foot center console April 11, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 11 migrants and a suspected smuggler Thursday approximately 41 miles south of Key West attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from Cuban border security...

Coast Guard enforcing security zone on Potomac River

Coast Guard enforcing security zone on Potomac River
BALTIMORE — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region personnel are enforcing the Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone on the Potomac River, which began at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). There is room on the northern part of the river for vessels to go around the secure area. The zone will remain in place until canceled...

Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga

Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga
A migrant vessel is shown in the Caribbean after an interdiction,  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 33 migrants Monday approximately 35 miles northeast of Tortuga, Haiti attempting to illegally enter the United States. At approximately 7:30 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) crew detected an overloaded 25-foot motor vessel and launched an Over the Horizon smallboat...

Coast Guard interdicts 8 Cuban Migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas

Coast Guard interdicts 8 Cuban Migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. CAY SAL, Bahamas. — The Coast Guard interdicted 8 migrants Sunday on Cay Sal attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew reporting two people hiding in nearby bushes. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108)...

Coast Guard interdicts 11 Cuban migrants 24 miles east of Cay Sal

Coast Guard interdicts 11 Cuban migrants 24 miles east of Cay Sal
Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo file photo CAY SAL, Bahamas – The Coast Guard interdicted 11 migrants Friday 24 miles east of Cay Sal attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from the Cuban border security reporting an illegal vessel departure with an unknown number of passengers aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo...

Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche poses with pallets holding more than 7.1 tons of contraband Friday at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego April 5, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded more than 14,300 pounds of cocaine in San Diego Friday. The cocaine was seized in international waters...