Coast Guard cutter returns home after seizing $115M in cocaine

Coast Guard cutter returns home after seizing $115M in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew members inspect a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Jan. 16, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). ALAMEDA, California — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Sunday after a 78-day deployment during which they seized an estimated $115 million worth of cocaine from suspected smugglers in the Eastern Pacific...

Coast Guard offloads $338 million of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads $338 million of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guardsmen assemble before preparing bails of cocaine to be offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) in San Diego, Feb. 10, 2020.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine Monday seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately...

Three Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Smuggling Cocaine

Three Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Smuggling Cocaine
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced three Colombian nationals to federal prison terms for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine while onboard a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Carlos Chavez-Aguirre (35), Yesid Caicedo Asprilla (50), and David Hurtado Vallecilla (45) were sentenced...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home to Alameda following 98-day counterdrug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home to Alameda following 98-day counterdrug patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Lee, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro, hugs his dog in Alameda, California, after returning to homeport, July 15, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Monday following a three month counter-drug patrol in international waters off...

Vice President Pence participates in Coast Guard Cutter Munro cocaine offload in San Diego

Vice President Pence participates in Coast Guard Cutter Munro cocaine offload in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro offload bales of drugs during a drug offload in Coronado, California, July 11, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney) SAN DIEGO — Vice-President Mike Pence attended a Coast Guard drug offload Thursday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded more than 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana worth...

Vigilance on the high seas

Vigilance on the high seas
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) prepare to conduct a law enforcement boarding from the cutter’s 35-foot Cutter Boat in the Central Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) Oceania represents a geographic region many people are unfamiliar with, comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Spanning the eastern and western...

Fijian shiprider joins Coast Guard aircrew on patrol

Fijian shiprider joins Coast Guard aircrew on patrol
Fijian navy Sub-Lt. Opeti Enesi, a navigation officer, and an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew fly over the Fijian islands, Dec. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) SUVA, Fiji — A Fijian navy shiprider flew with a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew on patrol over the Fijian Islands, Saturday. “What we were tasked...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro visits Suva, Fiji

Coast Guard Cutter Munro visits Suva, Fiji
Petty Officer 3rd Class Lawrence Thomas, an engineer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) shows Fijian navy cadets the engine of the Munro’s 35-foot Long Range Interceptor small boat off Suva, Fiji, Dec. 7, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) SUVA, Fiji — Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Fijian navy spoke at a press conference,...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro holds change of command in Alameda

Coast Guard Cutter Munro holds change of command in Alameda
Honor Guard members of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro crew begin the change-of-command ceremony in Alameda, California, May 24, 2018.  (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Krug) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Capt. James Estramonte relieved Capt. Thomas King as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) in a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Alameda Thursday. As inaugural...