Tag: seizure

Closing out 2011 with a drug bust

Bales of cocaine, seized by a Coast Guard law enforcement team, are shown ready for transport off of the USS Oak Hill, Dec. 9, 2011. Working jointly with Oak Hill’s crew, the Coast Guard team, comprised of members from Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team, Tactical Law Enforcement Team South and Maritime Safety and Security Team

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$25 million drug seizure on inaugural deployment

Cocaine

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, homeported in Alameda, interdicted two separate drug smuggling vessels. One case included the recovery of 13 bales of cocaine, totaling 500 kilograms, and five suspects. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, the service’s second national security cutter, just returned from its

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Shipmate of the Week – BM2 Ryan Anderson

BM2 Anderson

This is the first post in our new series entitled “Shipmate of the Week” that will highlight contributions of active, reserve, veteran, civilian, auxiliary, and family members of the United States Coast Guard. We look forward to bringing you a new post every Friday sharing the extraordinary actions of the men and women of the

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itCG-cocaine seized, West Coast SAR, National Preparedness Month

Coast Guard Cutter Bear spotted a suspicious, speeding boat yesterday morning about 20 miles off the coast of Panama in the Caribbean Sea. When the boat failed to stop, a Coast Guard helicopter fired warning shots and then disabling fire to intercept the boat. Despite the four suspects ditching their contraband, setting fire to their

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itCG-search ends for pilot, community honors fallen Guardian, two boats collide, drugs seized

A nearly four-day, 3,029 square mile search for an overdue aircraft ended when the pilot is found deceased in Rio Inabon River, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard units along with Civil Air Patrol, state and local resources began the search Saturday when the aircraft never landed at its destination. Story here A local community honors a

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itCG-amazing Alaska rescue, six pulled from water, 1,250 pounds of marijuana seized

Two men were found and rescued after they spent 52 hours adrift in the isolated Alaskan Aleutian Islands. The men had to row their 15-foot skiff away from danger and towards their larger 50-foot fishing boat for nearly 31 hours, ultimately using a makeshift raft to reach the larger boat and call for help. Coast

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