Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns home from drug interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns home from drug interdiction patrol
A member of Coast Gaurd Cutter Decisive’s Law Enforcement Team moving contraband from the flight deck to the forecastle.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive (WMEC-210) returned to their homeport of Pensacola Nov. 3, after completing a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and offloading $20.3 million worth of cocaine and...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew returns home to Boston after 65 day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew returns home to Boston after 65 day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston after completing a 65-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Pappaly) BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907), returned home to Boston, Tuesday, following a 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The...

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) crew offloads approximately 1,600 pounds of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Florida, Oct. 9, 2020. Coast Guard photo by SN Eric Rodriguez. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport Tuesday after completing a seven-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While on patrol, the Valiant crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless nets $59 million in cocaine during 56-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless nets $59 million in cocaine during 56-day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless  offloads bales of cocaine weighing 2290 kilograms at Sector St. Petersburg Oct. 7, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Hudson) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless and crew returned to their homeport of Pensacola, Florida, after a 56-day patrol where the cutter and crew interdicted and seized more than 59 million dollars...

Coast Guard, partners interdict 2 tons of drugs throughout Caribbean in September

Coast Guard, partners interdict 2 tons of drugs throughout Caribbean in September
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner nations halted more than 4,000 pounds of cocaine during September, worth almost $73 million. These interdictions were a direct result of the partnerships with crews aboard Dutch, British and U.S. naval ships with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment boarding teams who worked jointly with U.S. Southern Command and other Department of Defense agencies...

Coast Guard offloads $48 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $48 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloaded 62 bales of cocaine weighing 1,981 kilograms and one 28-kilogram bale of amphetamines at Sector San Juan Oct. 2, 2020, following two separate interdictions of smuggling go-fast vessels in the Caribbean Sea.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez...

Cutter Steadfast offloads more than $67 million of cocaine in San Diego

Cutter Steadfast offloads more than $67 million of cocaine in San Diego
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is seen against the San Diego skyline after the crew offloaded approximately 3,905 pounds of suspected cocaine Oct. 1, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-623) offloaded approximately 3,905 pounds of suspected cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. The drugs, worth an estimated $67 million, were seized in international...

Coast Guard repatriates 36 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 36 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) cutter boat on scene with an illegal migrant vessel in waters south of Mona Island, Puerto Rico Sept. 17, 2020.  During the interdiction, the Winslow Griesser crew also seized seven kilograms of cocaine, which are estimated to have wholesale value of more than $154,000 dollars. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard offloads estimated $216 million of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads estimated $216 million of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades
A crew member from Coast Guard Cutter Harriet lane oversees a pallet of drugs offloaded from the ship in Port Everglades, Florida, Sept. 17, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) crew offloaded approximately 12,100 pounds of cocaine and approximately 5,759 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $216 million,...