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March 9, 2018

SOUTHCOM, DOD Recognize Technicians Assisting Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) recognized a team of subject-matter experts providing technical assistance to maritime-security forces in the Caribbean March 8 after the team earned a Department of Defense award for “excellence in maintenance training, advice, and assistance of foreign security forces.”

Oct. 18, 2017

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Costa Rica

The Coast Guard conducted a transfer ceremony of the former cutters Long Island and Roanoke Island to the Costa Rican coast guard in Caldera, Costa Rica, Oct. 13. Costa Rica is the third nation to receive 110-foot patrol boats through the Office of International Acquisition’s Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Program.

Aug. 8, 2017

Coast Guard offloads more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 3.1 tons of cocaine Monday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $85 million in wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

July 19, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard Hosts Maritime Law Enforcement Symposium

CALLAO, Peru (NNS) – U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team headed a maritime law enforcement symposium as part of UNITAS 2017 at Peruvian Naval Base Callao, July 16.

June 12, 2017

Second phase of Tradewinds exercise hosted by Trinidad and Tobago

The second phase of a yearly U.S. Southern Command-sponsored joint combined exercise is set to take place in Trinidad and Tobago, June 13-17.

June 2, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington after interdicting 375 kilos of cocaine

The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) and performed several Coast Guard missions, including counter drug operations and deterrence of illegal immigration.

May 20, 2017

Coast Guard offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

May 11, 2017

USS Zephyr returns home following counterdrug patrol in Latin America, Caribbean

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The Cyclone-class patrol costal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) returned to its homeport in Mayport, Florida, May 10, following a 56 day patrol in the 4th fleet area of operations conducting Operation Martillo.

May 4, 2017

Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon offloaded approximately 1,735 kilograms of cocaine Wednesday worth an estimated wholesale value of $56 million and transferred custody of eight suspected drug smugglers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.

April 29, 2017

USS Zephyr-US Coast Guard Team Seize $22.5 Million Worth of Cocaine

The Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8), its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) personnel and coalition forces intercepted an immense amount of contraband while on patrol conducting Operation Martillo in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations April 19.

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