Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday after a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While deployed, the Dependable crew aided Joint Interagency Task Force South in conducting counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations. During their patrol, the Dependable’s boarding...

Coast Guard offloads 34,780 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 34,780 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward  amongst 34,780 pounds of interdicted cocaine at Port Everglades, Florida, Feb. 5, 2019.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward (WMEC-911) offloaded approximately 34,780 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $466 million wholesale seized in international...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home following counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home following counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Alert boarding teams interdict a low-profile go-fast vessel suspected of smuggling cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Jan. 4, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned home Friday following a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than $83 million worth of cocaine during the deployment. The crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home after seizing $17 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home after seizing $17 million worth of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Alert deployed to the Eastern Pacific with a HITRON crew Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) ASTORIA, Ore. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned home Saturday following a 50-day counterdrug patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 75-member crew aboard Alert conducted multiple law enforcement boardings in international...

Coast Guard offloads more than 7 tons of seized cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 7 tons of seized cocaine in Port Everglades
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk and Tactical Law Enforcement Team South on top of a self-propelled semi submersible they interdicted July 3, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — More than 7 tons of cocaine seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) Thursday in Port Everglades. The...

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine
Bales of cocaine lie on a pallet onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton in Port Everglades, Aug. 1, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — More than 5 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Wednesday in Port Everglades. The drugs were...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Alert boarding team prepares to remove contraband from a suspected low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters off the coast of Central America during the cutter’s counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 1, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. – The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned Wednesday to their homeport of Astoria following a...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast prepare a pallet of seized cocaine to be offloaded at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego, July 16, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast offloaded approximately 7,800 kilograms of cocaine, worth nearly $260-million wholesale, seized in international waters of the Eastern...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria after engineering malfunctions

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria after engineering malfunctions
Coast Guard Cutter Alert file photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to their homeport Friday in Astoria, Oregon, following a 39-day deployment in the Eastern Pacific, which concluded early due to a series of engineering malfunctions aboard the 49-year-old ship. The crew departed Astoria Feb. 5 to conduct a counternarcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific when...