OPBAT – Beyond the drugs

OPBAT - Beyond the drugs
Overview of the U.S. Coast Guard base and runway on the island of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Sept. 28, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson At 3:30 a.m., earlier that morning, watch standers at the Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) Operation Center, Nassau, received a call from the Great Inagua Police Department,...

Coast Guard to offload seized cocaine with an estimated value of $19 million

Coast Guard to offload seized cocaine with an estimated value of $19 million
MIAMI — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Northland and Coast Guard Station Miami Beach are scheduled to offload approximately 1,250 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated value of $19 million at Base Miami Beach, Monday at 8:15 a.m. While on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific on May 29, 2013, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf received a report from a Customs and Border Protection...

Coast Guard to offload $3 million of marijuana

Coast Guard to offload $3 million of marijuana
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to offload almost 3,500 pounds of marijuana, seized during Operation Martillo, worth an estimated wholesale value of $3 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Friday. On May 10, a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment onboard a Royal Netherlands Navy vessel, the HNLMS Friesland, assisted in recovering 3,497 pounds of marijuana during a counterdrug...

Coast Guard to offload $27 million of cocaine seized by Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin

Coast Guard to offload  $27 million of cocaine seized by Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin
MIAMI – Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber are scheduled to offload 2,200 pounds of cocaine, seized during Operation Martillo, worth an estimated value of $27 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Friday at 1:30 p.m. While conducting a law enforcement patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin located a 68-foot fishing vessel in the western Caribbean...

Coast Guard interdicts 886 pounds of cocaine from sailing vessel

MIAMI — The Coast Guard intercepted 886 pounds of cocaine from a sailing vessel about 300 miles south of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Oct. 16, 2011. While conducting a law enforcement patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence located a sailing vessel. The crew of the Confidence crew boarded the vessel, located 358 bricks of cocaine, and detained five suspects. The five suspects and vessel were...

Not Your Fathers History Book

PA3 Stephen Lehmann Eighth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office From the Civil War to the Iraq Conflict, the Coast Guard’s participation in every U.S. war is well documented; even non-traditional wars like the War on Drugs. The Coast Guard’s role in the War on Drugs has resulted in billions of dollars worth of interdicted drugs, including more than 185 tons of cocaine in 2009 alone. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

First Coast Guard Cutter in Haiti Returning Home on Thursday

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Forward is scheduled to return to their homeport of Portsmouth at 2 p.m. Thursday at Base Support Unit Portsmouth following a 52-day mission, which included assisting with Haitian disaster relief operations.

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer helps Bahamians locate more than 1,700 pounds of cocaine

MIAMI – Two law enforcement boarding teams from the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer assisted Royal Bahamas Police Force officials and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents Thursday in locating 1,777 pounds of cocaine hidden within two Haitian-flagged vessels.