Drug offload

Crew recognized for ‘treasure’ hunt

While bad guys don’t take a break for the holidays, the good guys don’t either. And remembering to thank the good guys is the best gift ever. Just before the holidays, two recognition events marked a law enforcement milestone for the Coast Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Another drug sub busted

It’s been months since Compass last brought you a story of a drug sub bust – but the wait is over! Last month a team of Coast Guard crews and the Honduran navy interdicted a a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible […]


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Southeast

2011 marked a year of exceptional security operations for the men and women of the 7th Coast Guard District. In addition to stopping the first-ever drug sub found in Caribbean waters, crews operating in the 7th District went on to interdict an unprecedented three more in rapid succession. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca made the first interdiction and marked the first time the Coast Guard successfully completed an underwater drug recovery.


Cocaine offload

Third time’s a charm: 7 tons of cocaine seized

While some claim 13 is an unlucky number, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk would disagree. In just 13 days Mohawk interdicted two drug subs, keeping seven tons of cocaine, $180 million wholesale, off the streets of our nation. […]


Second Caribbean drug sub bust

Earlier this summer, Compass featured a story on Coast Guard Cutter Seneca seizing close to $180 million dollars worth of cocaine in the first Coast Guard self-propelled semi-submersible vessel seizure in the Caribbean. Well, it wasn’t long before drug sub […]


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 […]


Drug Subs: Tune into the NatGeo special this Sunday

This Sunday the National Geographic Channel will air Inside Cocaine Submarines. The NatGeo special will focus on the latest technologies used by both smugglers and law enforcement in the war on drugs. Despite the best efforts of narcoterrorists, Guardians have […]


itCG – Veterans Day wrap-up, missing fisherman, Jarvis homecoming, Rescue 1705 memorial online

From President Obama‘s address at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to Commandant Allen and Secretary Napolitano‘s tribute on Coast Guard Hill, America honored the veterans of all military services yesterday. Click here for video of the Coast Guard Veteran’s […]