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USCG Seizes $92 Million Shipment of Cocaine off California Coast

The Coast Guard Cutter Alert crew offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $92 million near San Diego on Wednesday.

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Coast Guard Captures Submarine Carrying 6 Tons of Cocaine

The crew of the Valiant halted the 40-foot semi-submersible in early September with more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine on board. Coast Guard personnel arrested the four men onboard.

Minnesota Marine Units Train Together for Maritime Emergencies

Marine units from federal, state, and local agencies teamed up with the United States Coast Guard for a training exercise on the Mississippi River in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area on Wednesday.

Florida Deputy and Young Son Die in Boat Accident

The three died after a Sunday fishing trip off Stuart turned tragic when Jones' 24-foot center console Sea Ray boat took on water and sank amid rough waves estimated to have been between four and six feet high.

America's Maritime Cops

For more than two centuries, the U.S. Coast Guard has served diligently every day as America's leading maritime law enforcement agency.

Colombian Trafficker Indicted, Extradited

A Colombian trafficker and lead operative from the cartel Los Urabenos has been extradited to Florida to face federal charges, the FBI announced Wednesday. Camilo ("Fritanga") Torres-Martinez, 41, was arrested while celebrating his marriage in an elaborate wedding on a Caribbean island.

Fed Budget Cuts Would Reduce LE Strength

Automatic federal budget cuts set to go into effect March 1 would likely trigger mandatory furloughs among agencies such as the FBI, ATF, and Border Patrol, as well as sharp reductions in grants that bring equipment and personnel to local agencies.

Two Mexican Nationals Charged In Coast Guardsman's Death

Two Mexican nationals — Jose Meija Leyva and Manuel Beltran Higuera — were charged Monday in Los Angeles with killing a federal officer while the officer was on duty.

Coast Guardsman Killed In Confrontation with Smugglers

A veteran U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer suffered fatal head trauma Sunday after drug smugglers in a panga rammed his vessel off the Ventura County, Calif., coastline.

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1 Dead, 3 Missing In Coast Guard Copter Crash

One U.S. Coast Guard crewmember is dead and three are missing after a helicopter crashed during a training mission in Mobile Bay, Ala. The MH-65C helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near Point Clear, Ala.