Petty Officer Reyes

Not lost in translation

Relationships between the United States and countries in Central and South America are critical to the Coast Guard’s continuing efforts to intercept the flow of drugs in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, key maritime transit zones leading to the U.S. border. For one Coast Guardsman, building a partnership between two nations became a reality.

Global partnerships tackle drug trafficking

In a span of 12 hours this spring, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman stopped two drug-trafficking attempts while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The first, a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel often called a drug sub, was spotted by […]