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April 27, 2020

Oregon-based Coast Guard Cutter Returns Home after 65-day Counter-Narcotic Patrol, $21.5M in Cocaine Seized

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned home Friday to Astoria following a 65-day counternarcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The cutter intercepted and boarded five suspected smuggling vessels, including one go-fast-style panga, while patrolling international waters off the coasts of Mexico and Central America.  Steadfast’s crew apprehended three suspected smugglers and seized 1,252 pounds of pure cocaine worth an estimated $21.5 million.

April 24, 2020

Coast Guard, Panamanian authorities stop drug smuggling operation near Panama

The Coast Guard stopped a drug smuggling operation, April 13, in international waters northeast of Panama.

April 21, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore Offloads Approximately 1,300 pounds of Marijuana in Miami Beach

The Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore (WPC-1109) crew offloaded approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $1.1 million dollars, April 13, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.

Feb. 11, 2020

Coast Guard Offloads $338 Million of Cocaine in San Diego

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine Monday seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million.

Feb. 6, 2020

Coast Guard, UK Royal Navy, U.S. Law Enforcement Seize Cocaine in the Caribbean Sea

The Coast Guard, United Kingdom Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,400 kilograms (3,086) pounds of cocaine and detained nine suspected smugglers following the interdiction of two separate drug smuggling events in the Caribbean Sea Jan. 24 and Jan. 30, 2020. The seized drug shipments are estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $46.2 million.

Oct. 17, 2019

Coast Guard offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

The Coast Guard offloaded more than $92 million worth of seized cocaine in San Diego Wednesday. The cocaine was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents four suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the crews of three Coast Guard cutters off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America between late July and early October by the following Coast Guard cutters:

Sept. 23, 2019

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami

The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters.

June 7, 2019

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana at Port Everglades

The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) crew offloaded approximately 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and 1,500 pounds of seized marijuana Thursday at Port Everglades.

May 29, 2019

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Crew Returns Home Following 9-week Counter-drug Patrol

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Monday to Naval Station Mayport following a nine-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific. While on patrol, the crew interdicted two go-fast smuggling vessels, seized 2,718 lbs of cocaine, worth over $41 million, and apprehended three suspected drug smugglers.

April 19, 2019

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,660 pounds of cocaine at Port Everglades

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $50 million wholesale Thursday at Port Everglades seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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