Coast Guard stops multiple migrant and drug smuggling events off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard stops multiple migrant and drug smuggling events off Puerto Rico
An overloaded vessel with approximately 35 migrants aboard is interdicted Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 approximately 34 miles west of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard interdicted a vessel, Monday, with 35 Dominican migrants and 4 kilograms of heroin approximately 34 miles west of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard interdict suspected smuggler, migrants, drugs east of Dania Beach

Coast Guard interdict suspected smuggler, migrants, drugs east of Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Bernard C. Webber crewmember conducts a narcotics identification kit test on seized cocaine at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Jan. 7, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection interdicted a sport fisher boat with a suspected smuggler, two migrants, a U.S.-Bahamas dual citizen and 7 kilograms of cocaine...

Coast Guard Air Station Miami hosts Semi-Annual Tri-Lateral Meeting

Coast Guard Air Station Miami hosts Semi-Annual Tri-Lateral Meeting
Coast Guard members give a Tactical Law Enforcement Team demonstration to French military, Dutch military, Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Customs and Border Patrol, Coast Guard Sector San Juan, and Coast Guard 7th District members Dec. 18, 2018 at Coast Guard Air Station Miami. (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray) MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard hosted a Semi-Annual Tri-Lateral...

Coast Guard seizes $30 million in cocaine, apprehend 3 smugglers

Coast Guard seizes $30 million in cocaine, apprehend 3 smugglers
A go-fast interdicted, with three suspected smugglers and 2,606 pounds of cocaine onboard, by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (in the background)  Dec. 11, 2018. SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 2,606 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers Friday to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine
Crew members from the Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team offloads approximately 5,100 pounds of suspected cocaine from the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Edmonton at Naval Base San Diego Dec. 7th, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Friday, worth nearly $70 million...

Coast Guard offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
A pallet of interdicted cocaine being offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) by crane Nov. 15, 2018 in Port Everglades, Florida.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) offloaded approximately 18.5 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades. Worth an estimated $500 million wholesale the drugs were...

Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana
A Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crewmember carries a bale of cocaine during a drug offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Oct. 16, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) offloaded approximately 3,516 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of over...

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $30 million in cocaine off Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $30 million in cocaine off Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crewmembers with a seized cocaine shipment in Puerto Rico, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast boat Oct. 13, 2018 off Luquillo, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized 2,324 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $30 million, following the interdiction...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home after seizing $17 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home after seizing $17 million worth of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Alert deployed to the Eastern Pacific with a HITRON crew Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) ASTORIA, Ore. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned home Saturday following a 50-day counterdrug patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 75-member crew aboard Alert conducted multiple law enforcement boardings in international...