Coast Guard cutters offload more than $330 million worth of narcotics

Coast Guard cutters offload more than $330 million worth of narcotics
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC-903) crew approximately offloads 11,800 pounds of cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, Feb. 8, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose Hernandez) MIAMI — Two Coast Guard Atlantic Area-based cutters offloaded more than $330 million worth of illegal narcotics, Thursday and Monday, at Port Everglades, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The...

Coast Guard, Navy offload $211 million worth of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard, Navy offload $211 million worth of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego
Members of Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 407 (LEDET) offloads 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana in San Diego, Feb. 1, 2021.(Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard and Navy personnel offloaded approximately 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana Monday, amounting todd more than $211 million from seizures in international...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home after $10 million cocaine and marijuana bust

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home after $10 million cocaine and marijuana bust
Coast Guard Cutter Spencer file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Wyrick BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC 905) crew returned home to Boston, Massachusetts, Thursday, after a 59-day patrol. The crew’s seizure of 440 pounds of cocaine and 1,500 pounds of marijuana is valued at over $10 million and assisted in disrupting transnational crime organizations. “After conducting operations...

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, Border Patrol seize $1.9 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Border Patrol seize $1.9 million in cocaine in Puerto Rico
A U.S. Border Patrol K-9 rests after U.S. Ramey Sector Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew, apprehended two male Dominican Republic nationals and seized 157 pounds (71 Kilos) of cocaine with a wholesale value of $1.9 million, during a maritime drug smuggling attempt near Villa Montana in Isabela, Puerto Rico Jan. 23, 2021. The joint collaboration...

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 52-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 52-day patrol
Petty Officer Third Class Sean Benhart conducts preventive maintenance on a MH-65 helicopter from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Cutter James and crew returned to Charleston, Friday, following a 52-day counter-drug...

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew stand next to approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and 8,800 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruise Port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez. MIAMI—The Coast Guard Cutter James crew offloaded more than 23,000 pounds of cocaine and...

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...