Cutter Bear returns home after interdicting more than $140 million of illicit drugs

Cutter Bear returns home after interdicting more than $140 million of illicit drugs
Coast Guard Cutter Bear personnel offloaded approximately 2,300 lbs of cocaine worth more than $43.7 million at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, April 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) returned home to Portsmouth Sunday following an 86-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific...

Coast Guard offloads more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda, Calif.

Coast Guard offloads more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda, Calif.
A pallet of seized contraband is shown during a drug offload from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro in Alameda, California, March 23, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at the ship’s homeport at Coast...

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, March 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated...

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...

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 assists in halting drug smuggling operation south of Bahamas

Coast Guard assists in halting drug smuggling operation south of Bahamas
Operations Bahamas and Turks and Caicos personnel stand amongst 2,274 pounds of interdicted marijuana near Exuma, Bahamas, Monday.  (Royal Bahamas Police Force Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, along with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air Marine Operation (CBP-AMO), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) interdicted four Bahamian suspected drug smugglers,...