Tag: US Coast Guard

Drug Smugglers at sea

Drug Smugglers Shifting US-Bound Routes Back to Open Waters

The 1980s and early 1990s were very busy times for the US Coast Guard with regards to maritime drug interdiction in Caribbean waters. After the demise of Colombian cartels, much of that drug traffic shifted to land routes in Mexico and across our southwest border.

Mexican Fishing Boat Seized by US Coast Guard 2

Texas Rep Sponsors Bill to Stop Foreign and Illegal Fishing in US Waters by Mexican Boats

A critical vote in a House Committee on Thursday unanimously passed H.R. 774, the “Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015.” It’s goal is to stop foreign and illegal fishing in US waters. The bill provides for increased enforcement activity for the Coast Guard, which now, stops, seizes, arrests and fines Mexican fishermen poaching in Texas and U.S. waters. That activity is almost a daily event for Coast Guard bases in South Padre Island, Port Aransas and Port O-Conner