Coast Guard increases inspection operations during busy shipping season

Coast Guard increases inspection operations during busy shipping season
A member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New York and K9 Ruthie inspect goods in the Port of Philadelphia for contraband, November 13, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay PHILADELPHIA – Members of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New York, Customs and Border Protection and multiple state and local...

Coast Guard, CBP interdict three smugglers, 220 pounds of cocaine southwest of Cabo Rojo

Coast Guard, CBP interdict three smugglers, 220 pounds of cocaine southwest of Cabo Rojo
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Branch (CBP AMIO) interdicted approximately 220 pounds of cocaine 41 miles southwest of Cabo Rojo. A CBP AMIO aircraft crew located a 20-foot go-fast vessel with three people and suspicious duffle bags aboard. Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders...

Coast Guard, CBP interdict 7 migrants, 67 packages of marijuana, 1 suspected smuggler

Coast Guard, CBP interdict 7 migrants, 67 packages of marijuana, 1 suspected smuggler
Bales of interdicted marijuana, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection interdicted seven migrants, a suspected smuggler and 67 packages of marijuana Thursday approximately 7 miles east of Government Cut. The CBP intercepted an improperly lit 27-foot cabin cruiser approximately 7 miles east of Government Cut and discovered five...

Coast Guard interdicts 4 migrants, 2 suspected smugglers 30 miles east of Hollywood

Coast Guard interdicts 4 migrants, 2 suspected smugglers 30 miles east of Hollywood
A Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1101) smallboat crew interdicts the 37-foot pleasure craft, Bada Bing, with three Brazilian migrants, one Jamaican migrant and two suspected smugglers July 30, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted the 37-foot pleasure craft, Bada Bing, with three Brazilian migrants, one Jamaican migrant and two suspected smugglers Tuesday approximately...

Coast Guard interdicts 12 Chinese migrants, 2 smugglers east of Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard interdicts 12 Chinese migrants, 2 smugglers east of Fort Lauderdale
The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1101) crew interdict the motor yacht, Carefree, with 14 people aboard during a patrol and safely embarked the 12 Chinese migrants and two potential smugglers. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 12 Chinese migrants and two suspected smugglers Tuesday approximately 13 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. The...

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) interdicts a 30-foot makeshift boat with 28 migrants onboard May 21, 2019, approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 66 migrants to a Dominican Navy vessel in Dominican Republic waters Thursday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal migrant vessels in the Mona...

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 24 of 30 migrant adults to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday in waters just off Samana, Dominican Republic. The repatriation followed Monday’s interdiction of a migrant boat by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities just off Ruins Beach...

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Bales of cocaine lie at Sector San Juan, March 22, 2019. Coast Guard Photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) offloaded 2,513 pounds (1,140 kilos) of cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, DEA and Caribbean...

Coast Guard suspends search for owner of unmanned, adrift vessel near Brownsville

Coast Guard suspends search for owner of unmanned, adrift vessel near Brownsville
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144B Ocean Sentry aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jessica Wright. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the owner of an unmanned, adrift 25-foot recreational vessel found in the surf approximately one mile north of the mouth of the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas, Tuesday. The search began Tuesday morning...