Coast Guard cutter crews seize $156M worth of cocaine

Coast Guard cutter crews seize $156M worth of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding teams interdict a low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than 4,380 pounds of cocaine, Feb. 1, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. ALAMEDA, Calif. – Crews aboard two Alameda-based Coast Guard cutters interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean between Jan. 26 and Feb....

Coast Guard cutters offload more than $330 million worth of narcotics

Coast Guard cutters offload more than $330 million worth of narcotics
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC-903) crew approximately offloads 11,800 pounds of cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, Feb. 8, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose Hernandez) MIAMI — Two Coast Guard Atlantic Area-based cutters offloaded more than $330 million worth of illegal narcotics, Thursday and Monday, at Port Everglades, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The...

Coast Guard, Navy offload $211 million worth of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard, Navy offload $211 million worth of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego
Members of Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 407 (LEDET) offloads 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana in San Diego, Feb. 1, 2021.(Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard and Navy personnel offloaded approximately 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana Monday, amounting todd more than $211 million from seizures in international...

Coast Guard offloads $8.5 million of cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $8.5 million of cocaine in San Juan
Coast Guard offloads 302 kilograms of cocaine valued at $8.5 million, and transfers custody of two suspected smugglers to Caribbean Corridor Strike Force federal agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 28, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutters Mohawk and Charles David Jr. transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and $8.5 million in seized cocaine to federal...

Coast Guard, Border Patrol seize $1.9 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Border Patrol seize $1.9 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico
A U.S. Border Patrol K-9 rests after U.S. Ramey Sector Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew, apprehended two male Dominican Republic nationals and seized 157 pounds (71 Kilos) of cocaine with a wholesale value of $1.9 million, during a maritime drug smuggling attempt near Villa Montana in Isabela, Puerto Rico Jan. 23, 2021. The joint collaboration...

Cutter Stone crew interdicts narcotics in Caribbean on first patrol

Cutter Stone crew interdicts narcotics in Caribbean on first patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stone prepare to launch one of the ship’s small boats in the Caribbean Sea on Jan. 6, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — While in transit to conduct joint operations off the coast of Guyana as part of Operation Southern Cross, the Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) encountered and interdicted a suspected...

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $159 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $159 million of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) members offload illegal drugs in San Diego, Dec. 15, 2020. The narcotics weighed over 9,000 pounds and value at an estimated $159 million. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to its homeport of Port Angeles Friday following a 46-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Dec. 18. Nicknamed...

Coast Guard, partners interdict 7 drug-smuggling vessels in the Caribbean

Coast Guard, partners interdict 7 drug-smuggling vessels in the Caribbean
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations and the Dutch Caribbean coast guard interdicted seven suspected drug smuggling vessels over 10 days near Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Eastern Caribbean. The collaboration between the federal agencies resulted in more than 3,700 pounds of...

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew stand next to approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and 8,800 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruise Port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez. MIAMI—The Coast Guard Cutter James crew offloaded more than 23,000 pounds of cocaine and...