Coast Guard seizes 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island

Coast Guard seizes 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crew members seized 216 pounds of marijuana Apr. 20, 2021, in South Padre Island, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 216 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders observed four individuals swimming across the Brownsville Ship Channel with...

Coast Guard offloads nearly $20 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads nearly $20 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon crew offloaded nearly $20 million in seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Tuesday, following the interdiction of a suspected drug smuggling vessel, approximately 45 nautical miles north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. A Customs and Border Protection Caribbean Air and Marine Branch maritime patrol aircraft crew detected a vessel, Saturday,...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloads $94.6M in cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloads $94.6M in cocaine in Miami
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew offloads approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, at Base Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, Tuesday April 20, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew offloaded approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, in Miami, Tuesday, after interdicting...

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles

Coast Guard assists CBP seize meth worth $1.7 million near Port Angeles
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard assisted U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine west of Port Angeles during a joint interagency operation. After receiving information that suspicious bags were observed near the beach on Apr. 11, a Border Patrol agent arrived and deployed his K-9 partner. The Border Patrol K-9 led the agent to multiple bags...

Coast Guard interdicts vessel carrying 292 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island

Coast Guard interdicts vessel carrying 292 lbs of marijuana near South Padre Island
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a vessel at Isla Blanca Pier near South Padre Island, Texas, Friday evening. A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew had noticed a van parked on the beach with the vessel nearby and attempted to approach the vessel. Upon being approached, the vessel fled the...

Coast Guard offloads more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda, Calif.

Coast Guard offloads more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda, Calif.
A pallet of seized contraband is shown during a drug offload from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro in Alameda, California, March 23, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at the ship’s homeport at Coast...

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers and over $6.6 million in seized cocaine

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers and over $6.6 million in seized cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark crew offloaded over 236 kilograms of cocaine, valued at over $6.6 million, at Coast Guard Base San Juan March 12, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and an estimated $6.6 million in seized cocaine to federal agents at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday, following...

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, March 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated...

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $5.6 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $5.6 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez crew members offload over 200 kilograms of cocaine  and transfer three smugglers to federal agents March 2, 2021 at Coast Guard Base San Juan.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and $5.6 million in seized cocaine to federal agents at Coast Guard Base...