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April 1, 2021

USS Wichita Interdicts $17 Million in Drugs

CARIBBEAN SEA- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized 400 kilograms of suspected cocaine, March 13.

March 11, 2021

Alameda-Based Coast Guard Cutter Offloads 7,500 Pounds of Cocaine, Marijuana in San Diego

The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and February, representing 10 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard and Navy ships:

March 5, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) completes Operation Southern Cross

The USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) crew arrived in their homeport of North Charleston, S.C., Monday, following the conclusion of the Operation Southern Cross, a patrol to the South Atlantic in support of counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

Feb. 2, 2021

Coast Guard, Navy Offload $211 Million Worth of Cocaine, Marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard and Navy personnel offloaded approximately 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana Monday, amounting to more than $211 million from seizures in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Aug. 11, 2020

USS Pinckney Interdicts $4.5 Million in Cocaine

The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine July 24.

Aug. 5, 2020

Coast Guard seizes 1,395 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast

The Coast Guard seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late-July with an estimated value of $24 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

April 13, 2020

U.S. Coast Guard, International Partners Seize 1,700 Pounds of Cocaine off Central American Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard and Costa Rican authorities seized approximately 1,700 pounds of cocaine Thursday with an estimated value of more than $29 million from a fishing boat in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

April 6, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 80-day patrol

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned home Sunday to Charleston after completing an 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew offloaded $324 million worth of cocaine and marijuana Friday at Port Everglades.

April 30, 2019

United States, Republic of Peru sign historic agreement to enhance search and rescue capabilities

WASHINGTON -- The governments of the United States and the Republic of Peru entered into the U.S.-Peru Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) Agreement in a signing ceremony held April 29, 2019, at the Peruvian Foreign Ministry in Lima, Peru.Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales and U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs

March 22, 2019

Coast Guard Offloads 27,000 Pounds of Cocaine at Base Miami Beach

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (WMEC-902) offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Base Miami Beach worth an estimated $360 million wholesale seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

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