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Jan. 15, 2018

U.S. Naval Officer Leads Drug Seizure while Aboard Dutch Warship

CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Lt. Ben Hondrum, a Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) officer assigned to Dutch naval warship HNLMS Zeeland, led two boarding teams during a drug interdiction Oct. 29.

Nov. 13, 2017

USS Zephyr successfully completes 4th Fleet patrol

Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) will return from a 76 day patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations Nov. 10.

Nov. 13, 2017

USS Zephyr conducts counternarcotics operations

CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) -- Coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) intercepted a small boat carrying 35 bales, approximately 700-1,050 kg, of cocaine, while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Oct. 29.

Aug. 21, 2017

Counterdrug program trains international law enforcement partners

The National Guard Counterdrug Program conducted the first class of its newly developed course aimed at disrupting illicit drug trafficking networks July 10-Aug. 10 .The NG CDP worked closely with U.S. Southern Command to identify Suriname as the first country to send a student to attend the pilot course.

Aug. 11, 2017

USS Chafee crew intercepts 827 kilograms of cocaine

The Pearl Harbor-based Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Chafee (DDG 90), seized more than 800 kilos of illicit narcotics Wednesday, Aug. 2, off the coast of Central America.

Aug. 8, 2017

Coast Guard offloads more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 3.1 tons of cocaine Monday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $85 million in wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

June 2, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington after interdicting 375 kilos of cocaine

The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) and performed several Coast Guard missions, including counter drug operations and deterrence of illegal immigration.

May 20, 2017

Coast Guard offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

May 11, 2017

USS Zephyr returns home following counterdrug patrol in Latin America, Caribbean

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The Cyclone-class patrol costal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) returned to its homeport in Mayport, Florida, May 10, following a 56 day patrol in the 4th fleet area of operations conducting Operation Martillo.

May 4, 2017

Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon offloaded approximately 1,735 kilograms of cocaine Wednesday worth an estimated wholesale value of $56 million and transferred custody of eight suspected drug smugglers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.

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