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Boater fired a weapon at a Coast Guard MH-60T rescue crew

NEW ORLEANS— Coast Guard Investigative Service arrested a boater near Venice, Louisiana, Friday who allegedly fired a weapon at a Coast Guard MH-60T rescue helicopter crew. Coast Guard 8th District watchstanders initially received a distress signal early Thursday morning from an activated emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) belonging to a 40-foot sailing vessel approximately Leer másBoater fired a weapon at a Coast Guard MH-60T rescue crew[…]

Admiral Linda Fagan will be the first woman Coast Guard Commandant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden nominated Adm. Linda L Fagan to serve as the 27th Commandant of the Coast Guard. Upon confirmation, Adm. Fagan will be the first woman to serve as Commandant of the Coast Guard. Admiral Linda Fagan currently serves as the 32nd Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, having assumed the duties on June Leer másAdmiral Linda Fagan will be the first woman Coast Guard Commandant[…]

CBP-AMO interdicts 695 pounds of cocaine headed to Cabo Rojo

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico. March 23, 2022 — CBP-AMO (US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations) agents intercepted a vessel near Cabo Rojo with 695 pounds (315.4 Kilos) of cocaine and one firearm. The estimated value of the cocaine is $6,3 million and the two vessel occupants were arrested. “Our maritime awareness allows us Leer másCBP-AMO interdicts 695 pounds of cocaine headed to Cabo Rojo[…]

MDHI and Houston Police signs maintenance agreement for MD500E

Mesa, Ariz., March 10, 2022 — MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has entered an exclusive five-year maintenance agreement with Houston Police Department to perform drive train component maintenance for the department’s eight MD500E helicopters. “MD Helicopters has a long and sustained history of delivering the proven capabilities and technically advanced helicopters modern law enforcement requires to Leer másMDHI and Houston Police signs maintenance agreement for MD500E[…]

CBP AMO Agents seize aircraft tied to smuggling activities

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands, March 10, 2022 — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents seized an aircraft on Tuesday suspected of having been used for smuggling events. During an arrest conducted in the fall of 2021, AMO agents working with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Leer másCBP AMO Agents seize aircraft tied to smuggling activities[…]

USCGC James offload more than a billion dollar in narcotics

MIAMI —​ USCGC James crew offloaded narcotics (approximately 54,500 pounds of cocaine and 15,800 pounds of marijuana) worth approximately​ $1.06 billion at Port Everglades, Thursday. The ship’s crew set new records during their 90-day patrol for the largest single cocaine interdiction at 10,915 pounds, worth $206.4 million, and the largest single marijuana interdiction at 3,962 Leer másUSCGC James offload more than a billion dollar in narcotics[…]

USCGC Active and a HITRON crew returns home after counter-drug patrol

PORT ANGELES, Wash.​ – The​ USCGC Active​ (WMEC 619) and a HITRON crew​ returned to Port Angeles​ Wednesday​ after a 10,572 nautical miles and 55-day counter-drug deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard Cutter Active crew and a HITRON aircrew deployed off the coast of Central America in support of counter-drug operations. ​Numerous Leer másUSCGC Active and a HITRON crew returns home after counter-drug patrol[…]

The largest drug interdiction of USCGC Hamilton history

MIAMI— The largest drug interdiction in USCGC Hamilton history with 26,250 pounds in cocaine and 3,700 pounds in marijuana worth approximately​ 504 million dollar were downloaded yesterday, Monday, at Port Everglades. The Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like Canada along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity of Leer másThe largest drug interdiction of USCGC Hamilton history[…]

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