Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. Coast Guard seize 13,000 pounds of marijuana and 12 smugglers

Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. Coast Guard seize 13,000 pounds of marijuana and 12 smugglers
Thirteen thousand pounds of marijuana inside the cargo freighter Caribbean Soul were offloaded in Ponce, Puerto Rico, May 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, the Royal Netherlands Navy and U.S. law enforcement partner agencies seized 13,000 pounds of marijuana, a cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction May 13, 2015 in the...

Coast Guard offloads 6,000 pounds of marijuana in Key West

Coast Guard offloads 6,000 pounds of marijuana in Key West
KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis offloaded more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., Wednesday, stemming from two different Caribbean Sea interdictions. In the first interdiction, the Thetis crew located a 30-foot go-fast vessel during a routine patrol of the Caribbean Sea. Using an over the horizon smallboat, the Thetis boarding team approached...

Coast LEDET Aboard USS Rentz Seizes a Ton of Cocaine Worth $78 Million

Coast LEDET Aboard USS Rentz Seizes a Ton of Cocaine Worth $78 Million
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Henderson, 4th Fleet Public Affairs USS RENTZ, At Sea – Less than a week on station in the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) the frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 2,123 lbs. of cocaine from a fishing vessel north of the Galapagos Islands last week. The seizure is worth an estimated...

Coast Guard and Canadian team stop $29 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard and Canadian team stop $29 million cocaine shipment
ARLINGTON, Va. – A San Diego-based Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) deployed aboard the HMCS Ottawa transferred more than 2,300 pounds of cocaine, wholesale value worth more than $29 million dollars, four suspected smugglers and the Costa Rican flagged fishing vessel Capitan Erson to the Costa Rican Coast Guard for prosecution Nov. 30. The Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team’s...

Coast Guard and Navy team up to seize $9-million in cocaine

Coast Guard and Navy team up to seize $9-million in cocaine
Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722) and the guided-missile frigate USS Curts (FFG 38), with an embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), stopped a 25-foot “go-fast” vessel carrying more than 750 pounds of drugs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Aug. 14. While on a routine patrol flight, Morgenthau’s deployed helicopter crew initially sighted the suspicious “go-fast”...

Coast Guard LEDET & Navy’s USS Elrod seize 1,000 pounds of cocaine

WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA – A U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), deployed aboard a U.S. Navy frigate, interdicted a suspected smuggling vessel, recovered more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine, worth about $13 million, and detained four suspected smugglers in international waters, June 10. “Teamwork is critical to a LEDET’s operational successes,” said Cmdr. Robert Landolfi, Tactical...

Coast Guard LEDET Assists Dutch Navy in Record Drug Bust

More details on the 9200 pound cocaine bust off Puerto Rico that we reported yesterday. An informant tipped of the government that a freighter was travelling from Venuzuela to Europe with a large shipment of drugs. The Netherlands Navy’s HNLMS Van Speijk monitored the Panamanian flagged freighter for two days near Puerto Rico. “At first daylight, the Van Speijk and her helicopter approached...