Drug Smugglers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) is the world's largest aviation and maritime law enforcement organization, a critical component of CBP's layered enforcement strategy for border security. With 1,200 federal agents, more than 250 aircraft and over 280 marine vessels operating from 83 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. CBP detects, intercepts, and apprehends criminals in diverse environments at and beyond U.S. borders. (Source: cbp.gov)

Customs And Border Protection Helps Confiscate $37 Million In Cocaine

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft patrolling the Caribbean Sea helped recover more than 3,300 pounds of cocaine, officials said.


The Coast Guard unloads 45 bales of cocaine.  (Source: CBS4)

$37M Worth Of Cocaine Seized At Sea, Offloaded In Miami Beach

Thirty-seven million dollars worth of cocaine will not make it to the streets of South Florida, or anywhere else for that matter, after the cocaine contraband was seized at sea and offloaded Tuesday at the Miami Beach Coast Guard station.

CBS Miami–01/28/2014

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Legare dropped off an estimated $24 million in cocaine to Homeland security officers in Key West on Monday, March 4th 2013.  (Source: Hand Out Photo/U.S Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Seizes $24 Million In Cocaine

While snow may be causing major problems in the Midwest, a different kind of ‘snow’ has fallen on Key West.


A half a million dollars worth of marijuana and one suspected smuggler were turned over to South Florida DEA agents on Saturday. (Source: Hand Out Photo From U.S. Coast Guard)

Half Million In Marijuana Turned Over To Feds In Key West

A half a million dollars worth of marijuana and one suspected smuggler were turned over to South Florida DEA agents on Saturday.


Coast Guard members transfer bales of cocaine interdicted at sea from a go-fast vessel. 
(Source: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios)

$17 Million Worth Of Cocaine Intercepted At Sea

More than $17 million worth of cocaine will not make it to the streets of South Florida or anywhere else for that matter after the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted the 1,400 pounds of coke from a go-fast vessel in the southwest Caribbean Sea.


WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA – A Coast Guard law enforcement member inspects a go-fast vessel used by four suspected smugglers caught with more than a 1,000 pounds of cocaine worth about $13 million.  (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Navy, Coast Guard Seize 1,000 Pounds Of Cocaine

Four suspected smugglers could run, but could not hide as the combined forces of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy bore down on them in the western Caribbean.


A sinking self-propelled semi-submersible vessel was interdicted in the Western Caribbean Sea March 30, 2012 by the crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island, Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), and the Honduran Navy. (Source:. U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Stops Caribbean “Drug Sub”

The U.S. Coast Guard has intercepted yet another drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible vessel in the Western Caribbean Sea.


(Source: U.S. Coast Guard)  Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress on scene above a sunken self-propelled semi-submersible vessel as members of the FBI Laboratory's Technical Dive Team, located at Quantico, Va., recover approximately seven tons of cocaine Oct. 19, 2011. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk interdicted the SPSS in the Western Caribbean Sea Sept. 30, 2011, before its crew sank the vessel.

Coast Guard Recovers 7 Tons Of Cocaine From Drug Sub

The U.S. Coast Guard off-loaded seven tons of cocaine, worth nearly $180 million, seized from a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel in St. Petersburg on Friday.