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...

Coast Guard offloads $8.5 million of cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $8.5 million of cocaine in San Juan
Coast Guard offloads 302 kilograms of cocaine valued at $8.5 million, and transfers custody of two suspected smugglers to Caribbean Corridor Strike Force federal agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 28, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutters Mohawk and Charles David Jr. transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and $8.5 million in seized cocaine to federal...

Coast Guard offloads $44.2 million of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard offloads $44.2 million of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea
Coast Guardsmen offload 65 bales of cocaine, weighing approximately 1,340 kilograms at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 26, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 1,340 kilograms of cocaine Monday, seized during two separate drug smuggling attempts in the Caribbean Sea, worth an estimated wholesale value of...

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...

Three Coast Guardsmen injured in Puerto Rico after boat capsizes

Three Coast Guardsmen injured in Puerto Rico after boat capsizes
Miami — Three Coast Guardsmen suffered non-life threatening injuries Friday after their rescue boat capsized in the surf off Puerto Rico. The search-and-rescue crew was responding with other local agencies to a report of two people in the water two nautical miles northeast of San Juan Harbor when the incident occurred. The three-man crew of a Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft/Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Puerto Rico receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Puerto Rico receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Puerto Rico was formally presented with the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award Wednesday at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Summer I. Kimball Readiness Award is earned by Coast Guard units that demonstrate a extraordinary state of readiness in administration, operations, maintenance and training during a rigorous inspection. Failure...

Response efforts continue for freighter aground off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and other federal, state and industry responders have established an Incident Command Post and Unified Command at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday to manage response efforts of the cargo freighter Jireh, which grounded Thursday just off Uvero Beach in Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The grounding of the 185-foot Honduran flagged vessel remains a substantial threat...

Coast Guard Accepts Rescue 21 System for Sector San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard accepted its Rescue 21 advanced command, control and communications system for Sector San Juan, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, in a ceremony at Coast Guard Base San Juan here Tuesday. The Coast Guard created Rescue 21 to better locate mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea and on navigable rivers. As the maritime version...

Authorities seize 1.4 ton cocaine shipment south of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) authorities disrupted a maritime illegal drug shipment Sunday night and seized approximately 2,833 pounds (1.4 tons) of cocaine off the southern coast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The drug shipment was estimated to have a street value of over $25 million dollars. “The outstanding...