Coast Guard crew to offload more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana worth $390 million in San Diego

SAN DIEGO —​ The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) is scheduled to offload more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, Friday. The cocaine, worth an estimated $390 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents 13 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions Leer másCoast Guard crew to offload more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana worth $390 million in San Diego[…]

Coast Guard 11th National Security Cutter (NSC) named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman

WASHINGTON —​ The U.S. Coast Guard is naming the 11th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) in honor of the cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman. Friedman was a pioneering code-breaker for the Coast Guard during the Prohibition Era and World War II, serving within the Coast Guard Cryptanalytic Unit-387. She has been dubbed “America’s first female cryptanalyst” and Leer másCoast Guard 11th National Security Cutter (NSC) named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman[…]

El USCG y la Armada de Colombia incautan 7.5 toneladas de cocaína en el mar Caribe

MIAMI— El USCG y otras agencias colaboradoras decomisaron aproximadamente 1.500 paquetes que, al ser examinados, dieron positivo para cocaína en una embarcación de 72-pies (21 metros) a 46 millas náuticas al noreste de Panamá el 8 de junio. Los exámenes de laboratorio continúan, pero se estima que tiene un valor de $286 millones. La tripulación Leer másEl USCG y la Armada de Colombia incautan 7.5 toneladas de cocaína en el mar Caribe[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) returns home after 40-day Western Caribbean counter-drug patrol

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew returns home to Cape Canaveral,​ Wednesday,​ following a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Western Caribbean. During their patrol, the Vigilant’s crew participated in a four-day multi-national counter narcotics joint operation with the Armed Forces of Honduras and later worked with the Colombian Navy in the interdictions Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) returns home after 40-day Western Caribbean counter-drug patrol[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to Jacksonville after 60-day patrol

JACKSONVILLE— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621)​ returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Monday after completing a 9-week patrol conducting operations in the Windward Passage between Haiti and Cuba in support of Coast Guard 7 th District and Operation Southeast Watch.​ Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 11,000 nautical miles in the Caribbean, working closely Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to Jacksonville after 60-day patrol[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant interdicts approximately 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica

CARIBBEAN SEA — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine, Monday, in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon, Costa Rica. The forward-deployed Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew aboard the USCGC Vigilant successfully disabled the first go-fast vessel and observed the crew throwing packages overboard. Once Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Vigilant interdicts approximately 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica[…]

Coast Guard Cutter James offload approximately 30,000 pounds of drugs at Port Everglades

MIAMI — The​ Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754)​ crew offloaded approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana, all worth more than an estimated $408 million, Tuesday in Port Everglades. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and in Leer másCoast Guard Cutter James offload approximately 30,000 pounds of drugs at Port Everglades[…]

Coast Guard to offload $338 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to offload nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine today Monday seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million. Eight interdictions were made between mid-November and mid-January by the joint efforts of the following four separate Coast Guard Leer másCoast Guard to offload $338 million worth of cocaine in San Diego[…]

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