Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter James and Tactical Law Enforcement Team-South (TACLET-South) remove contraband from a low profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter James) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned to Charleston Thursday following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo,...

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 28,000 lbs of cocaine, 11,000 lbs of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 28,000 lbs of cocaine, 11,000 lbs of marijuana
The Coast Guard Cutter James crew stands aboard the cutter October 28, 2019 in Port Everglades, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez Fort Lauderdale – The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew offloaded approximately 27,300 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $367 million and 11,000 pounds of seized marijuana worth an estimated $10.1 million at Port Everglades...

Coast Guard responds to beached panga carrying bales of marijuana in Malibu

Coast Guard responds to beached panga carrying bales of marijuana in Malibu
Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of a beached panga boat with bales of marijuana onboard in Malibu Saturday. At approximately 6:20 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a report of an abandoned beached 35-foot panga vessel with 41 bales of marijuana...

Coast Guard, partner agencies recover 1,300 pounds of marijuana near Catalina Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies recover 1,300 pounds of marijuana near Catalina Island
Seaman Alyssa Massores, Petty Officer 3rd Class David Olson, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Laeger stand near a van filled with approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana seized near Catalina Island, Aug. 13, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of multiple bales of narcotics in the water near Santa Catalina Island, Tuesday. A...

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, partner agencies intercept approximately 1,400 lbs of marijuana off San Diego coast

Coast Guard, partner agencies intercept approximately 1,400 lbs of marijuana off San Diego coast
Chief Petty Officer Frederick Roundy, the Executive Petty Officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Dorado, places a crossed-out marijuana decal, which signifies a marijuana seizer, along the side of the cutter, August 1, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) SAN DIEGO — Agencies from the Department of Homeland Security detected and interdicted a suspected smuggling boat...

Vice President Pence participates in Coast Guard Cutter Munro cocaine offload in San Diego

Vice President Pence participates in Coast Guard Cutter Munro cocaine offload in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro offload bales of drugs during a drug offload in Coronado, California, July 11, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney) SAN DIEGO — Vice-President Mike Pence attended a Coast Guard drug offload Thursday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded more than 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana worth...

Coast Guard, partner agencies preparing for Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard, partner agencies preparing for Operation Dry Water
Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Cotton, a boarding officer at Coast Guard Station New York, and Lt. Nick Katsikis, a law enforcement officer, at Union County Marine Unit, discuss coordinating efforts with New York City Police during Operation Dry Water on the Hudson River, N.Y., (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) BOSTON — Operation Dry Water, the national campaign...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Rear Adm. Peter Brown and The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand on the flight deck amongst 26,000 pounds of interdicted cocaine and 1,500 pounds of interdicted marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, June 6, 2019.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. Miami – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) crew offloaded...