Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
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) authorities disrupted a maritime illegal drug shipment Friday seizing 54 bales of cocaine, weighing 3,306 pounds, in the Caribbean Sea. Federal law enforcement authorities in support of Caribbean Border Interagency Group’s...

Coast Guard and Customs Joint Targeting Center Commissioning on Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection will officially commission a joint targeting center for inbound commercial vessel and air traffic Friday at 10 a.m. The Joint Maritime Advance Scheduling and Targeting Team is a local and nationally unique initiative to increase maritime safety and security in Northeast Florida ports. The program calls for increased coordination...

Orange County-based cutter recovers 336 pounds of marijuana

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal returned this week from a patrol of the waters surrounding the U.S./Mexico border where they recovered four bales of marijuana weighing approximately 336 pounds. On September 11, the Cutter Narwhal, homeported in Corona del Mar, California, was on a routine patrol when they received a report from Customs and Border Protection (CBP)of...