Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home following counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home following counter-drug patrol
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca inspect a suspected drug smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Monday, August 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned Tuesday to their homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement...

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine
Bales of cocaine lie on a pallet onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton in Port Everglades, Aug. 1, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — More than 5 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Wednesday in Port Everglades. The drugs were...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Venturous file photo PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to St. Petersburg, Tuesday following a 61-day counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew, supplemented by members from the Coast Guard’s Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) and Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) transited...

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law on Lake Champlain

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — The Coast Guard reminds boaters that despite the state’s legalization of marijuana in Vermont on July 1, the Coast Guard will enforce all federal laws within navigable U.S. water, regardless of location or intended use. The Coast Guard’s enforcement posture toward marijuana will not change. Marijuana is a controlled substance and possession or use remains a federal offense under...

Cutter Thetis offloads $2 million worth interdicted drugs in Key West

Cutter Thetis offloads $2 million worth interdicted drugs in Key West
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis offloads approximately 2,116 pounds of marijuana after returning to homeport in Key West, Florida, Friday, June 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) KEY WEST, Fla. — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis offloaded 2,116 pounds of marijuana, Friday in Key West after returning home from an 88-day patrol...

Coast Guard offloads a ton of marijuana in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads a ton of marijuana in St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute crewmembers stand next to approximately 1 ton of marijuana worth an estimated $2.2 million wholesale value, in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute offloaded approximately 1 ton of marijuana Tuesday in St. Petersburg worth...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns to Portsmouth after successful drug-interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns to Portsmouth after successful drug-interdiction patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stands on the flight deck of the cutter next to approximately $390 million total wholesale in seized cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, April 24, 2018. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned home to Portsmouth today following a 67-day deployment to the Eastern...

Coast Guard seizes 1,446 lbs of marijuana west of Oceanside

Coast Guard seizes 1,446 lbs of marijuana west of Oceanside
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard interdicted two suspected smugglers and seized 1,446 pounds of marijuana west of Oceanside, Sunday. A Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operation aircraft located a recreational vessel at approximately 12:25 a.m., and vectored in the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) and a Coast Guard Sector San Diego...

Cutter Thetis Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine and Rescues Ocean Wildlife

Cutter Thetis Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine and Rescues Ocean Wildlife
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned to homeport in Key West Sunday following a 68-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. The cutter Thetis crew worked alongside the Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET), an aviation detachment from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction...