NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Navy and Coast Guard team helped seize 91 bales of marijuana in the western Caribbean Sea worth more than $4 million.
The Coast Guard says a law enforcement detachment aboard the Norfolk-based USS Elrod recovered 4,900 pounds of marijuana on July 3 after suspected smugglers tossed it overboard from their speedboat.
A helicopter assigned to the Elrod fired warning shots at the speedboat until it stopped and the people on board put their hands up. Four suspected drug smugglers were detained by Costa Rican authorities.
The Elrod is participating in Operation Martillo, a multinational effort that targets drug-trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.
In April, the Elrod seized more than $360 million in cocaine as part of the operation.
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-05-25 14:24:55 GMT
CAPE MAY, New Jersey -Due to gale force winds, Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials have cancelled all operations for May 25. The ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape Ma and historic Lewes is expectedMore
Due to gale force winds, Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials have cancelled all operations for May 25.More
Friday, May 24 2013 1:34 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:34:05 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del.– Authorities say a Middletown-area registered sex offender has been arrested following a Delaware Child Predator Task Force investigation into the online distribution of child pornography. AccordingMore
Authorities say a Middletown-area registered sex offender has been arrested following a Delaware Child Predator Task Force investigation into the online distribution of child pornography.More
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NEW YORK (AP)- This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are driving to less luxurious places like nearby campgrounds. The good news: At some U.S.More
Parents magazine recently named America's 10 best beach towns.
And Rehoboth Beach made the list. The beach town was named as one of several family vacation hotspots