Sept. 27, 2021
Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour returns from drug patrol
The crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, seizing more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine that was offloaded in San Diego, Sept. 22. The drugs, worth an estimated $96 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico.
Sept. 16, 2021
USCGC Northland returns home after 80-day Eastern Pacific patrol, Miami drug offload
USCGC Northland (WMEC 904) returned to Portsmouth Monday, following an 80-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of the Coast Guard Eleventh District and Joint Interagency Task Force South.
July 28, 2021
Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane Crewmembers Interdict $16 Million Worth of Illicit Drugs
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned home to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 72-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Sunday. The Harriet Lane’s crew performed counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations in support of the Coast Guard 7th District and Joint Interagency Task Force-South.
June 16, 2021
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma offloads $143.5M in Cocaine at Port Everglades
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma's crew offloaded more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades, an estimated street value of $143.5 million, Monday, after three interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
April 1, 2021
USS Wichita Interdicts $17 Million in Drugs
CARIBBEAN SEA- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized 400 kilograms of suspected cocaine, March 13.
March 11, 2021
Alameda-Based Coast Guard Cutter Offloads 7,500 Pounds of Cocaine, Marijuana in San Diego
The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and February, representing 10 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard and Navy ships:
March 5, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) completes Operation Southern Cross
The USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) crew arrived in their homeport of North Charleston, S.C., Monday, following the conclusion of the Operation Southern Cross, a patrol to the South Atlantic in support of counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.
Feb. 2, 2021
Coast Guard, Navy Offload $211 Million Worth of Cocaine, Marijuana in San Diego
Coast Guard and Navy personnel offloaded approximately 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana Monday, amounting to more than $211 million from seizures in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Aug. 11, 2020
USS Pinckney Interdicts $4.5 Million in Cocaine
The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine July 24.
Aug. 5, 2020
Coast Guard seizes 1,395 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast
The Coast Guard seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late-July with an estimated value of $24 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.