Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless apprehends five smugglers, seizes $3.2 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless apprehends five smugglers, seizes $3.2 million cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump transferred custody Saturday of two Guyanese and three Jamaican smugglers as well as 215 pounds of cocaine, interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless aboard a Guyanese fishing vessel July 2 in the Caribbean Sea. The interdiction was the result of a multi-agency law enforcement effort in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to Portsmouth after 63-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to Portsmouth after 63-day patrol
A Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron crew returns to Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma during operations in the Caribbean. Together,  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Efrain Rosa) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, returned to their homeport at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sunday after a 63-day patrol conducting operations and training in...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seizes $16 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seizes $16 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seized approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican smugglers March 18, 2015, off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of three Dominican smugglers and approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine to the Drug Enforcement Administration Tuesday, following an at-sea interdiction...

Coast Guard, federal law enforcement authorities interdict $29 million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard, federal law enforcement authorities interdict $29 million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a 989 kilograms (2,176 pounds) cocaine shipment and apprehended thirteen men following an at-sea interdiction of a delivery vessel and coastal freighter, approximately eight nautical miles off the coast of Manatí, Puerto...

Coast Guard seizes $5.7 million cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers east of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $5.7 million cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers east of Vieques, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a 533 pound cocaine shipment, a go-fast vessel, and apprehended two men following an at-sea interdiction 22 nautical miles southeast of Vieques, Puerto Rico Sunday morning. Raddif Tapia-Rivera and Estevan DeCarlos were...

Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloads $3.5 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloads $3.5 million cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloaded 300 pounds of cocaine and transferred the custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers Wednesday at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offload and transfer of detainees followed an at-sea interdiction of a drug smuggling...

Coast Guard seizes $34 million cocaine shipment, detains 3 smugglers in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard seizes $34 million cocaine shipment, detains 3 smugglers in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 2,546 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction Friday in the Caribbean Sea south of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $34 million dollars and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force is leading...

U.S., U.K. seize more than $24 million cocaine in Caribbean

U.S., U.K. seize more than $24 million cocaine in Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, British Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,500 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction Friday in the Caribbean Sea. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $24 million. The interdiction was a result of an international, multi-agency law enforcement...

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities arrest two smugglers, seize go-fast vessel and 16.5 million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities arrest two smugglers, seize go-fast vessel and 16.5 million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities, working in support of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), arrested two smugglers, seized a go-fast vessel and a 22-bale of cocaine shipment in waters south of Puerto Rico Tuesday morning. The drug shipment was estimated to weigh approximately 1,455 pounds and have a wholesale value...