Tag: illicit trafficking

April 8, 2024

USS Leyte Gulf Takes Down Semi-Submersible Vessel

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), has made multiple drug interdictions in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of operations (AOR).

Feb. 20, 2024

US Government Donates Aircraft to Dominican Republic to Combat Narcotics Trafficking

The United States Government, through the Department of Defense, donated an aircraft valued at more than US$8 million to the Ministry of Defense of the Dominican Republic, in support of the shared fight against illicit trafficking of narcotics by transnational criminal organizations and in support of the country's efforts to provide humanitarian assistance in cases of disasters.

Jan. 30, 2024

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home, offloads approximately $55M worth of drugs in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) and crew returned from a 60-day counterdrug patrol and offloaded approximately $55 million worth of illicit narcotics, Monday, in St. Petersburg.

Jan. 10, 2024

Coast Guard offloads more than $32 million in illegal narcotics

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell offloaded more than 2,450 pounds of cocaine with an assessed street value of approximately $32.2 million in Miami, Tuesday.

Nov. 21, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Portsmouth, Virginia, after interdicting $102 million worth of illegal narcotics

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Portsmouth, Monday, following a 51-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Escanaba’s crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, interdicting 3,520 kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $102 million.

Nov. 9, 2023

USS Farragut Going Full Speed Ahead Making Multiple Drug Busts

USS Farragut (DDG 99) has found success in stopping alleged illicit drug traffickers in the Caribbean, with four drug busts in October.

Oct. 30, 2023

Coast Guard offloads nearly $500 million in illegal narcotics at Port Everglades

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded more than 33,200 pounds of cocaine and 12,400 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $448 million in Port Everglades, Oct. 26.

Oct. 18, 2023

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after $30 million drug seizure

During a recent patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC 621) interdicted a go-fast vessel with over 97 pounds of cocaine and assisted the Royal Netherlands Navy patrol vessel HNLMS Groningen (P843) with two additional interdictions. Overall, Valiant seized or assisted in the seizure of more than $30 million in illegal narcotics.

Sept. 21, 2023

Coast Guard offloads more than $160 million in illegal narcotics

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Confidence offloaded more than 12,100 pounds of cocaine worth more than $160 million in Miami, Tuesday. Coast Guard and partner agency crews interdicted the illegal drugs during nine separate cases in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea.  

May 4, 2023

Coast Guard offloads $10.2 million in seized cocaine

The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier crew and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded 901 pounds (411kgs) of cocaine Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico, following the interdiction of a smuggling vessel north of Puerto Rico.