Coast Guard offloads more than $475 million in illegal narcotics in Miami

Coast Guard offloads more than $475 million in illegal narcotics in Miami
Bales of illegal drugs, worth an estimated $475 million, are offloaded onto pallets, Sept. 15, 2022, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The illegal narcotics were offloaded by the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) offloaded approximately 24,700 pounds...

Coast Guard to conduct multi-day port security exercise in Guam

Coast Guard to conduct multi-day port security exercise in Guam
The Port of Guam as seen from the air in June 2021. U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, Government of Guam stakeholders, and industry partners will conduct a full-scale maritime security training exercise in and around the Port of Guam, Piti, Sept. 20 – 22. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SANTA RITA, Guam — U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam, Government of Guam stakeholders, and...

Coast Guard conducts functional area maritime security exercise

Coast Guard conducts functional area maritime security exercise
Emilio Mercado (left) speaks to Lt. Joel Jones (right) during the Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program Functional Exercise for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 14, 2022,  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard personnel alongside federal, state, local agencies and industry organizations from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands conducted a functional...

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast

Mexicans arrested after trying to run from US Coast Guard off Texas coast
Illegal fishing aboard a lancha boat caught by the US Coast Guard in August (Twitter) Laura B. Martinez The Brownsville Herald, Texas September 14 – A 15-minute pursuit between the U.S. Coast Guard and a Mexican fishing vessel, also known as a lancha, ended with the boat operator being taken into custody and charged. According to a federal criminal complaint, Eder Tadeo-Perez told authorities...

Coast Guard repatriates 60 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 60 people to Cuba
A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of a makeshift vessel about 25 miles south of Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 10, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by crew of Station Islamorada) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark’s crew repatriated 60 Cubans to Cuba, Tuesday, following eight interdictions off Florida’s coast. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 law enforcement aircrew...

Coast Guard to conduct full-scale exercise near LeClaire, Iowa

Coast Guard to conduct full-scale exercise near LeClaire, Iowa
LECLAIRE, IOWA – The Coast Guard, along with other federal, state, local and industry partners, is scheduled to conduct a full-scale maritime security and mass rescue exercise near LeClaire, Iowa on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022. The exercise is part of the Coast Guard’s Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program where federal, state, local and industry partners will respond to a simulated...

Coast Guard repatriates 50 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 50 people to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Adler’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of this rustic vessel about 18 miles south of Key West, Sept. 9, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ronald Hodges) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew repatriated 50 Cubans to Cuba, Sunday, following five interdictions off Florida’s coast. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144...

Coast Guard repatriates 74 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 74 people to Cuba
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada law enforcement crew interdicts a rustic vessel about 9 miles south of Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 6, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Islamorada) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew repatriated 74 Cubans to Cuba, Saturday, following several interdictions off Florida’s coast. A Coast Guard Station Marathon law enforcement crew alerted...

Cuba cracks down on would-be rafters as U.S. Coast Guard ramps up patrols in the Caribbean

Cuba cracks down on would-be rafters as U.S. Coast Guard ramps up patrols in the Caribbean
A Coast Guard Station Key West law enforcement crew rescued two people off a floating raft about 9 miles south of Ramrod Key, Florida, May 3, 2022. The Cubans were repatriated on May 7, 2022. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Key West) Nora Gámez Torres Miami Herald Residents of a shantytown in a coastal area near Havana clashed last week with police officers who were looking for makeshift rafts,...