Coast Guard

Coast Guard bust yields over $300,000 in drugs

The Coast Guard have seized of $300,000 in drugs after intercepting a pirogue.

The following is a statement from the Coast Guard.

"Whilst on routine patrol the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a pirogue with 2 persons onboard after a brief chase.

Coast Guard bust yields marijuana, ammunition

A Coast Guard bust has resulted in the seizure of marijuana and ammunition.

The following is a statement from the Coast Guard:

"Whilst on routine patrol on Monday 4th April 2016, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a white pirogue registered as TFS 2920 with three (3) persons onboard. The vessel and it occupants were escorted to Staubles Bay.

Coast Guard bust yields over $350,000 in drugs

The Coast Guard has seized over $350,000 in narcotics after intercepting a pirogue on Tuesday.

The Coast Guard issued this statement on the matter:

"On Tuesday 22nd March 2016 whilst on maritime patrol the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a pirogue that attempted to evade them with one person on board.

The unmarked pirogue was taken to Staubles Bay where detailed searches were conducted on the vessel.

The searches produced, Fifty-two (52) packets of marijuana weighting a total of Twenty-six (26 kg) Kilograms.

Coast Guard bust yields over $878,000 in cocaine & marijuana

The Coast Guard has made another crackdown on drug runners, this time yielding over $878,000 in marijuana and cocaine.

The Coast Guard issued this statement this morning:

"On Tuesday 9th March 2016 whilst on maritime patrol the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a pirogue that attempted to evade them. The unmarked pirogue with two (2) occupants on board were escorted to Staubles Bay where detailed searches were conducted on the vessel.

Coast Guard busts yield $777,000 in cocaine, marijuana

The Coast Guard has intercepted over $777,7000 in marijuana and cocaine coming into the country.

Four men were arrested in two busts on Tuesday.

The following is a statement from the Coast Guard:

"On Tuesday 1st March 2016, The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, whilst on routine maritime patrols, on two occasions denied illegal drugs from hitting the streets of Trinidad and Tobago.

Six remaining Coast Guard vessels to be delivered mid-year

The T&T Coast Guard will take delivery of six vessels built by Dutch shipbuilder, Damen Schelde by the middle of the year.

The vessels are the second half of an order for 12 boats, placed by the Government in May 2015.

The comprise two FSC 5009 utility vessels, four 50m-long Damen Stan Patrol 5009 coastal patrol vessels (CPVs) and six D 1102 interceptors to go on them.

$15 million in cocaine seized in Coast Guard bust

More than $15 million in cocaine has been seized by the Coast Guard after intercepting a boat in the Gulf of Paria.

Two men are now in police custody. The Coast Guard issued this statement in relation to the drug bust:

"On Saturday 30th January, Coast Guard’s Coastal Patrol Vessel (CPV) CG 23 – TTS Pt Lisas whilst on patrol, intercepted a pirogue with two (2) persons on board in the Gulf of Paria.

Coast Guard bust yields $5 million in cocaine and marijuana

The Coast Guard has made a seizure of close to $5 million in cocaine and marijuana together with two firearms being transported by drug-runners in the Gulf of Paria.

A statement from the Coast Guard says that whilst on routine patrol in the Gulf of Paria, Coast Guard Interceptor 033 stopped an unmarked fishing vessel after a brief chase.

Two large blue plastic containers were seized and upon further searching in Staubles Bay a quantity of marijuana and cocaine as well as two pistols were recovered.

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