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 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...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew members on load bales of marijuana for storage within the ship March 22, 2019, in the Carribean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea. The...

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Bales of cocaine lie at Sector San Juan, March 22, 2019. Coast Guard Photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) offloaded 2,513 pounds (1,140 kilos) of cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, DEA and Caribbean...

Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Base Miami Beach

Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Base Miami Beach
The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew standing among approximately 27,000 pounds of seized cocaine Mar. 22, 2019 at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (WMEC-902) offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated $360 million wholesale seized...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday after a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While deployed, the Dependable crew aided Joint Interagency Task Force South in conducting counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations. During their patrol, the Dependable’s boarding...

Coast Guard helps eradicate more than 200,000 marijuana plants in The Bahamas

Coast Guard helps eradicate more than 200,000 marijuana plants in The Bahamas
Marijuana found by Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration and Bahamian authorities at Andros Island, Bahamas, Feb. 7, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) Andros Island, Bahamas — The Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration and Bahamian authorities eradicated more than 200,000 illegal marijuana plants in the Bahamas. On Wednesday Feb. 6, 2019, a Coast Guard forward deployed MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, conducts pre-flight checks before departing the air station, Jan. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki It was completely dark in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on the evening of October 3, 2018. Dense bands of cloud...

Coast Guard offloads 34,780 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 34,780 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward  amongst 34,780 pounds of interdicted cocaine at Port Everglades, Florida, Feb. 5, 2019.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward (WMEC-911) offloaded approximately 34,780 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $466 million wholesale seized in international...