Coast Guard Intercepts Semi-Submersible-video

A Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment intercepts a semi-submersible vessel 375 nautical miles west of the Galapagos Islands on March 1, 2008. Four smugglers were recovered from the sea after the vessel took on water and sank. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Coast Guard Drug Bust

The Pentagon Channel report on the two US Coast Guard cutters that combined to locate and seize 52 million dollars worth of cocaine last week.

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Recovers Cocaine

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton recovered $55 million worth of cocaine from the Eastern Pacific Ocean Feb. 29. An MH-65C helicopter crew from the Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) in Jacksonville, Fla., underway with the Hamilton, spotted the bales while flying a patrol of the area. The helicopter was on its first search...

Coast Guard to offload $52 Million in Drugs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Coast Guard cutter will offload approximately 1,600 pounds of cocaine and turn over six suspected smugglers to federal agents for prosecution Friday at 9 a.m. at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The crew of the Cutter Forward located the illegal narcotics in a hidden compartment aboard the Honduran fishing vessel Miss Alyssa Feb. 25 in the western Caribbean Sea. Forward’s...

Dominican Navy, U.S. Coast Guard seize 80 kilos of cocaine

DominicanToday SANTO DOMINGO.- Navy chief Julio Cesar Ventura said today that jointly with United States Coast Guard vessel, seamen seized 80 kilos of cocaine, a boat and a speedboat on Monday. Ventura said joint Navy and U.S. Coast Guard operations in the Mona Passage and the Caribbean Sea made the confiscation possible. He said the drug had been taken in that zone from a Dominican-registry boat whose...

Coast Guard Captures Cocaine Sub

After an intense search the U.S. Coast Guard has captured a one-of-a-kind drug smuggling submarine the agency nicknamed Big Foot. Reported this morning by the Pentagon Channel.

Coast Guard cutter nets drugs, helps Panamanian charity

SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter CHASE returned to their homeport San Diego Monday, Feb. 4, after an 80-day law enforcement patrol in the Eastern Pacific off the coasts of Central and South America. While on a routine patrol in November, CHASE intercepted two suspected drug traffickers traveling at high speeds in their “go-fast” vessels. Go-fast vessels are built to...

Coast Guard Helps Seize 4,400 Pounds of Cocaine

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, homeported in Wilmington, N.C., helped interdict two suspected drug smugglers and seized 4,400 pounds of cocaine off the Nicaragua coast Jan. 23. The Diligence crew launched a boat crew from the cutter and began pursuing the go-fast transiting west toward Nicaragua. A maritime law enforcement team with the 270-foot Coast...

Coast Guard Helps Indict 14 Gang Members in RICO Conspiracy

Miami – Fourteen members of a South Florida-based Bloods set with ties to the national Bloods criminal organization have been charged federally in connection with their illegal gang activities, announced R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Division, Jonathan...