Coast Guard, Columbia navy partner interdict 7.5 metric tons of drugs

Coast Guard, Columbia navy partner interdict 7.5 metric tons of drugs
A Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant Over the Horizon boat crew approaches a 72-foot motor vessel approximately 46 miles northeast of Panama, June 8, 2020. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies interdicted approximately 1,500 packages testing positive for cocaine on a 72-foot motor vessel approximately 46 miles northeast of Panama, June 8, 2020. While on routine patrol, a Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned to Coast Guard Island Monday after a 94-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Stratton’s deployment began in late March as...

Cutter Vigilant interdicts 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica

Cutter Vigilant interdicts 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon, Costa Rica, June 15, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). CARIBBEAN SEA — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine, Monday, in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon,...

Coast Guard offloads $5.6 million in cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $5.6 million in cocaine in San Juan
A Coast Guard Donald Horsley crewmember helps offload approximately 150 kilograms of seized cocaine that were transferred federal law enforcement authorities Saturday, at Sector San Juan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) offloaded approximately 150 kilograms of seized cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers...

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 30,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 30,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana
The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew and interagency partners stand amongst 30,000 pounds of interdicted narcotics at Port Everglades, Florida, June 9, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew offloaded approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana, all worth more than an...

54-year-old Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,090 lbs of suspected cocaine

54-year-old Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,090 lbs of suspected cocaine
Cocaine on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America in mid-May 2020. (Coast Guard photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. – A 54-year-old Coast Guard cutter seized approximately 1,090 pounds of suspected cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $18.7 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A...

Coast Guard recovers 11 bales of adrift cocaine

Coast Guard recovers 11 bales of adrift cocaine
Ten of 11 bales of interdicted cocaine in Puerto Rico (Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutters Paul Clark (WPC-1106) and Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) crews recovered a total of 11 bales of cocaine approximately 10 miles southwest of Desecheo Island, Friday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located a debris field approximately 10 miles southwest of Desecho Island....

Coast Guard Cutter James interdicts $53.5 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter James interdicts $53.5 million of cocaine
A low-profile go-fast vessel is shown next to the Coast Guard Cutter James in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard seized more than 3,100 pounds of cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $53.5 million from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime patrol...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after $60M drug bust

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after $60M drug bust
A helicopter interdiction tactical squadron with the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba in pursuit of a drug smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea, April 2020. (Photo Courtesy of Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Trees) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston Saturday following a 62-day patrol in support of Operation Martillo in the Western Caribbean Sea. Escanaba’s...