Smuggler in historic Coast Guard drug bust off Oregon coast sentenced to prison

Smuggler in historic Coast Guard drug bust off Oregon coast sentenced to prison
PORTLAND, Ore. – The smuggler apprehended in a historic Coast Guard drug seizure off the Oregon coast in 2019 was sentenced to prison Thursday. John Philip Stirling, 66, a Canadian citizen, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine under the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA). On April 9, 2019,...

Coast Guard apprehends 3 Dominicans in drug smuggling attempt off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard apprehends 3 Dominicans in drug smuggling attempt off Puerto Rico
A boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon’s small boat is on scene with a suspected drug smuggling vessel with three Dominican men onboard June 23, 2016(U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of three Dominican men suspected of drug smuggling to federal law enforcement officers Sunday, following the interdiction of a  go-fast boat June...

Cutter returns to Key West with more than 5,000 pounds of Cocaine

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home Monday after a 36-day law enforcement patrol in the Eastern Pacific highlighted with a 5,511-pound cocaine seizure.