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[…]

USS Kidd (DDG 100), Coast Guard, apprehend 3 smugglers, seize $ 6 million in cocaine in the Caribbean Sea

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico​ —​ The Coast Guard, Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 225 kilograms of cocaine and apprehended three suspected smugglers following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast in the Caribbean Sea, Monday. Two suspected smugglers are Dominican Republic nationals and one is Colombian, while the seized cocaine has a wholesale value of Leer másUSS Kidd (DDG 100), Coast Guard, apprehend 3 smugglers, seize $ 6 million in cocaine in the Caribbean Sea[…]

HITRON, el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción del U.S. Coast Guard

Con base en Jacksonville (Florida), HITRON es el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron) del U.S. Coast Guard especializado en la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas. Para llevar a cabo su misión la Unidad está capacitada y autorizada para el Uso de Fuerza Aerotransportada (AUF, Airborne Use of Force), tanto en las Leer másHITRON, el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción del U.S. Coast Guard[…]

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 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[…]

The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seizes 1,090 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A 54-year-old Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seized approximately 1,090 pounds of suspected cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $18.7 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime patrol aircraft spotted a suspected smuggling vessel and diverted the crew aboard the Coast Leer másThe Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seizes 1,090 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast[…]

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