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May 7, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns to Homeport from Counter-drug Patrol

KEY WEST, Fla.—The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) crew returned to their homeport in Key West following a 65-day counter-drug patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea in support of U.S. Southern Command Joint Interagency Task Force—South, as well as the Coast Guard’s 11th District and 7th District.

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 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.

Feb. 24, 2020

VP-4 Assists in Counter Drug Operations: U.S. 4th Fleet

Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, currently forward deployed to Cooperative Security Location (CSL), El Salvador work in unison with the U.S. Coast Guard and local forces to counter drug operations within the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

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. 7, 2020

USS Little Rock Departs on Maiden Deployment

Beginning its maiden deployment, USS Little Rock (LCS 9) departed its Mayport, Florida, homeport Feb. 6 for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, where the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will operate.

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.

Feb. 4, 2020

USS Detroit Returns for Maiden Mid-Deployment Scheduled Maintenance

In order to swap out crews, USS Detroit (LCS 7) with embarked Gold crew, returned to her Mayport, Florida homeport Feb. 2. The scheduled, pierside pause comes in the midst of the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship’s maiden deployment. While inport, the Gold crew will rotate off following turnover with the Blue crew. The visit will also include a short maintenance period.

Jan. 16, 2020

In Colombia, Faller Meets with President Duque, Defense Leadership

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) commander, Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, visited Colombia Jan. 12 - 15 to meet with Colombian leaders to discuss regional security efforts and the U.S.-Colombia defense partnership.

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