Coast Guard

Coast Guard disciplines members for Mannequin Challenge

Members of the Coast Guard were filmed and participated in a Mannequin Challenge, are now facing disciplinary action.

The video of the Coast Guard officers was widely circulated on social media sites.

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Reports indicate that the officers have been placed on four days confinement. 

The video shows several Coast Guard members posing still in a cafeteria with their weapons.

The Mannequin Challenge requires more than one person to appear frozen in time while someone films them.

Coast Guard seizes $5.2 million in cocaine, marijuana in early morning bust

The Coast Guard has put the value of the drugs they seized in a bust this morning, at $5.2 million.

Earlier reports had indicated that the drugs were valued at $1 million.

The following is the statement from the Coast Guard.

"At approximately 5:47am on Thursday 27th October 2016, an interceptor vessel of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, while on routine patrol effected the boarding of a Trinidadian pirogue three (3) nautical miles north of San Souci, with two occupants on board.

$1 million drug bust on fishing boat in Tobago

Coast Guard officers have seized over $1 million on drugs after intercepting a fishing boat in Tobago Thursday morning.

The bust was made during a routine patrol just before 6 am Thursday after officers boarded the boat.

Reports indicate that the boat had left Toco with two occupants on board.

Officers found 20 kilos of drugs which included 14 packets of cocaine and 11 packets of marijuana.

The men were taken into custody and handed over to the Organised Crime, Firearms and Narcotics Unit.

Coast Guard seize 152 bottles of illegal alcohol aboard pirogue

Coast Guard personnel have seized 152 bottles of illegal alcohol aboard a pirogue and have arrested two people including a Venezuelan national.

The Coast Guard has issued this statement on the matter.

"At approximately 10:02 am on Monday 15th August 2016, an interceptor vessel of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard was on routine patrol and effected the boarding of a pirogue named “Shark” with the registration number, TGF 2124 five (5) nautical miles north Entrada Point, with two occupants on board.

Coast Guard warns of false email inviting new recruits

The Trinidad and TobagoCoast Guard is warning of false advertising, inviting people to join the Coast Guard.

A statement from the Coast Guard denies that it circulated any such correspondence.

"With reference to the current email circulating the Internet inviting members of the public between the ages 18-24 years to be recruited for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. Please be advised of the following;

1. The Coast Guard has NOT released ANY EMAIL.

Coast Guard seize over $200,000 in marijuana.

Coast guards seize over $TT200,000 in marijuana.

During a routine patrol on Tuesday night, the Coast Guard intercepted a pirogue named "JNEIDA" with three occupants on board.

After a brief chase, the boat, and its occupants were escorted to Staubles Bay where detailed searches were conducted on the vessel.

The search produced 15 packs of marijuana weighing 15.1 kg valued at $TT241,600.00.

The occupants and illegal narcotics were handed over to the TTPS Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau for further processing.

Coast Guard nets $1.5 million in marijuana

The Coast Guard has netted $1.5 million in drugs, in a bust that took place on Sunday.

The following is a statement from the Coast Guard.

"On Sunday 10th April 2016 whilst on routine patrol along the south coast TTS Speyside – CG 25 intercepted a pirogue with crocus bags and five (5) men onboard.

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.

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