Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter James and Tactical Law Enforcement Team-South (TACLET-South) remove contraband from a low profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter James) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned to Charleston Thursday following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo,...

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 28,000 lbs of cocaine, 11,000 lbs of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 28,000 lbs of cocaine, 11,000 lbs of marijuana
The Coast Guard Cutter James crew stands aboard the cutter October 28, 2019 in Port Everglades, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez Fort Lauderdale – The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew offloaded approximately 27,300 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $367 million and 11,000 pounds of seized marijuana worth an estimated $10.1 million at Port Everglades...

Coast Guard offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
The Coast Guard Cutter Alert crew offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $92 million in San Diego, Oct. 16, 2019. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded more than $92 million worth of seized cocaine in San Diego Wednesday. The cocaine, worth more than $92 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts self-propelled semi-submersible

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts self-propelled semi-submersible
U.S. Coast Guard boarding team members remove cocaine from a self-propelled semi-submersible smuggling vessel in September.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) JACKSONVILLE— The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew intercepted a drug-laden, 40-foot self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) in the Eastern Pacific. While on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Valiant’s crew interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters: The...

Coast Guard responds to beached panga carrying bales of marijuana in Malibu

Coast Guard responds to beached panga carrying bales of marijuana in Malibu
Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of a beached panga boat with bales of marijuana onboard in Malibu Saturday. At approximately 6:20 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a report of an abandoned beached 35-foot panga vessel with 41 bales of marijuana...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns to its homeport at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California after a successful counter narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2019  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ian Gray) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC-1130) returned from their first patrol of the drug transit zones...

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days
Crew members from the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett sit atop a  low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted by the crew July 31 in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Crews aboard the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) interdicted a suspected low-profile go-fast vessel July 31, seizing more than 4,600 pounds...

Coast Guard, partner agencies recover 1,300 pounds of marijuana near Catalina Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies recover 1,300 pounds of marijuana near Catalina Island
Seaman Alyssa Massores, Petty Officer 3rd Class David Olson, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Laeger stand near a van filled with approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana seized near Catalina Island, Aug. 13, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of multiple bales of narcotics in the water near Santa Catalina Island, Tuesday. A...