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...

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns home from drug interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns home from drug interdiction patrol
A member of Coast Gaurd Cutter Decisive’s Law Enforcement Team moving contraband from the flight deck to the forecastle.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive (WMEC-210) returned to their homeport of Pensacola Nov. 3, after completing a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and offloading $20.3 million worth of cocaine and...

Coast Guard transfers $1.4 million in cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard transfers $1.4 million in cocaine in San Juan
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and 50 kilograms of seized cocaine to Caribbean Corridor Strike Force federal agents at Sector San Juan, Oct. 23, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and 50 kilograms of seized cocaine to Caribbean Corridor...

Coast Guard transfers 6.8 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard transfers 6.8 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous transfers custody of four suspected smugglers and $6.8 million dollars of seized cocaine to federal law enforcement authorities in San San Juan, Puerto Rico Oct. 15, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous (WMEC-625) transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and 246 kilograms of seized cocaine to federal...

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) crew offloads approximately 1,600 pounds of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Florida, Oct. 9, 2020. Coast Guard photo by SN Eric Rodriguez. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport Tuesday after completing a seven-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While on patrol, the Valiant crew...

Coast Guard, partners interdict 2 tons of drugs throughout Caribbean in September

Coast Guard, partners interdict 2 tons of drugs throughout Caribbean in September
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner nations halted more than 4,000 pounds of cocaine during September, worth almost $73 million. These interdictions were a direct result of the partnerships with crews aboard Dutch, British and U.S. naval ships with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment boarding teams who worked jointly with U.S. Southern Command and other Department of Defense agencies...