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 repatriates 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser interdicts an illegal migrant voyage with 38 migrants Oct. 9, 2020, approximately 17 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser  repatriated 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages in the...

Coast Guard interdicts 23 illegal migrants, 2 smugglers east of Palm Beach

Coast Guard interdicts 23 illegal migrants, 2 smugglers east of Palm Beach
Pictured are 23 illegal migrants and two suspected smugglers on a 25-foot pleasure craft approximately 10 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida, Oct. 09, 2020.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Huber. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations interdicted 23 illegal Haitian migrants and two Bahamian suspected smugglers approximately...

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...

Coast Guard repatriates 33 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 33 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 33 migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday morning, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing multiagency efforts in support...

Coast Guard offloads $48 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $48 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloaded 62 bales of cocaine weighing 1,981 kilograms and one 28-kilogram bale of amphetamines at Sector San Juan Oct. 2, 2020, following two separate interdictions of smuggling go-fast vessels in the Caribbean Sea.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez...

Cutter Steadfast offloads more than $67 million of cocaine in San Diego

Cutter Steadfast offloads more than $67 million of cocaine in San Diego
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is seen against the San Diego skyline after the crew offloaded approximately 3,905 pounds of suspected cocaine Oct. 1, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-623) offloaded approximately 3,905 pounds of suspected cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. The drugs, worth an estimated $67 million, were seized in international...

Coast Guard repatriates 20 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 20 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant embarks 20 migrants from the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez during a rendezvous in the Mona Passage Sept. 27, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) repatriated 20 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Sunday and Tuesday morning, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage in the...