The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans (WPC-1110) offloaded approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated total of $13.5 million wholesale seized in international waters.
The Coast Guard interdicted 11 migrants and a suspected smuggler Thursday approximately 41 miles south of Key West attempting to illegally enter the United States.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito (WPB 87329) rescued six people from the water after their boat was taking on water 25 miles west of Sunny Isles.
The Coast Guard interdicted 10 migrants Monday 20 miles south of Matecumbe Key attempting to illegally enter the United States.
The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea.
The Coast Guard rescued five people from the aground 65-foot sailing vessel, Serenity, Thursday approximately 5 miles south of Key West.
Aviation history was made this week when Lt. Ronaqua Russell, a native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, became the first African-American female aviator in the Coast Guard to receive the Air Medal.
The Coast Guard interdicted two suspected smugglers and approximately 132 pounds of cocaine Thursday 5 miles east of Haulover Inlet.
The Coast Guard rescued four mariners Saturday from a vessel taking on water approximately 1 mile east of Cutler Bay.
The Coast Guard interdicted 66 migrants in the last 72-hours in five separate events near Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard, and federal and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico law enforcement partners have interdicted more than 380 migrants and stopped several narcotics smuggling attempts since October of 2018.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) returned Wednesday to Key West after a 90-day patrol in support of Operations Southeast Watch and Unified Resolve in the Caribbean Sea in support of alien migrant interdiction operations.