Category Law Enforcement

Texas Boats Combat Drug Cartels on the Rio

Texas Marine Unit Uses Yellowfin-built Shallow Water Vessels for Border Patrol missions. Menaced by Mexican drug cartels, the Texas Department of Public Safety operates a fleet of six shallow-water vessels it commissioned in late 2011 and 2012 to patrol its borders. The agency purchased the boats from Bradenton, Florida-based manufacturer Yellowfin Yachts as threats along […]

Mexican military seeks to oust cartel from port

Soldiers standing on the back of pick-up trucks patrol Lazaro Cardenas, one month after ousting the municipal police in this major Mexican port that had become a drug cartel’s cash machine. While troops armed with assault rifles ride in borrowed police vehicles, a vice admiral has taken over the administration of the Pacific port, which […]

Mexico imposes military control over seaport in cartel-plagued state | Fox News

Mexico’s military has taken effective control of one of the nation’s biggest seaports as part of an effort to bring drug-cartel activity under control in the western state of Michoacan. Federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez says army troops will take over policing duties in the city of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan. Sanchez said Navy personnel will […]

Coast Guard to tighten navigation restrictions around United Nations headquarters | Government Security News

The U.S. Coast Guard is changing the regulations under which it establishes “security zones” and “regulated navigation areas” (RNA) on the waters near the United Nations headquarters building on the east side of Manhattan to safeguard international leaders attending UN meetings. [object HTMLTextAreaElement] via Coast Guard to tighten navigation restrictions around United Nations headquarters | […]

USS Rentz Seizes a Ton of Cocaine Worth $78 Million During its First Week in 4th Fleet

USS RENTZ, At Sea (NNS) (NNS) — Less than a week on station in the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) the frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 2,123 lbs. of cocaine from a fishing vessel north of the Galapagos Islands last week. The seizure is […]

Royal Navy Leads Massive Drug Seizure Near Puerto Rico | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) –The U.K. Royal Navy recorded its biggest seizure of illegal drugs in four years in an operation near Puerto Rico. The Royal Navy confiscated cocaine with an estimated street value of 100 million pounds ($155.2 million) from a speedboat earlier this week, Damien Elvin, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence in […]

Somalia unveils new agency for maritime security

SOMALIA will set up a new coastguard force to combat piracy as well as to strengthen its control over its territorial waters and natural resources, the country’s presidency disclosed recently.. A deal signed between Somalia’s defence ministry and a private company, The Atlantic Marine and Offshore Group, aims to create a coastguard from scratch for […]