U.S. Coast Guard

Feds Recover 14 Migrants, 82 Pounds of Meth from Capsized Smuggling Boat

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew teamed up with a Coast Guard vessel to rescue 14 people from a capsized human smuggling boat. During the interdiction, officials found three packages containing 82 pounds of methamphetamine in the water off the coast of San Diego, California.

Coast Guardsmen and a CBP AMO aircrew team up to rescue 14 migrants and seize 82 pounds of methamphetamine. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Feds Shoot Human Smuggler’s Boat Engine off California Coast

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) interceptor boat crew shot out the engine of a human smuggler’s boat off the coast of California on Friday. A second smuggler’s boat managed to make it to shore and off-loaded its passengers. Border Patrol agents apprehended the migrants from the beached craft.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations agents seize a 35-foot panga off the coast of California with 18 Mexican illegal aliens onboard. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Air and Marine Operations)

Migrant Dies in Maritime Human Smuggling Incident

An attempted human smuggling incident ended with the death of one migrant, another hospitalized in grave condition, and an alleged smuggler in jail. The incident happened in rough seas off the southern California coast.

Capsized human smuggling vessel. One migrant died during this incident and another is in grave condition. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/San Diego Sector)

Three More Migrant Bodies Found near Texas Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents discovered the bodies of three deceased migrants over the past weekend who apparently attempted to or illegally crossed the border. Two were found in the Rio Grande and a third on a ranch in Kenedy County — about 60 miles inland.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents revive a 13-year-old migrant boy who drowned in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Feds Find Sea Turtle with 800 Kilos of Cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard officials seized nearly seven tons of cocaine–and an entangled sea turtle–during an operation in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The turtle survived the potentially deadly encounter with the drugs that had been set adrift by smugglers.

Sea Turtle with Cocaine - USCG photo

Houston Rescuers Inundated — More Boats Needed

Search and rescue teams and the 911 system has been inundated with people needing to be rescued in Houston. Now the Harris County judge is reported to say that boats and high-water vehicles are desperately needed and that additional rescue assets cannot get into Houston.

Contact number for Houstonians in need of Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue