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April 29, 2017

USS Zephyr-US Coast Guard Team Seize $22.5 Million Worth of Cocaine

The Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Zephyr (PC 8), its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) personnel and coalition forces intercepted an immense amount of contraband while on patrol conducting Operation Martillo in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations April 19.

April 23, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew returns home following 3-month patrol, seizes more than 13 tons of cocaine

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returned home Saturday to Key West following a three-month counter-drug patrol in the Pacific Ocean.

April 6, 2017

Southcom Chief: Command Focuses on Countering Threat Networks

Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, discussed issues from countering international threat networks to providing better barracks for service members assigned at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a Pentagon news conference.

April 3, 2017

Coast Guard offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine from Eastern Pacific interdictions

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, March 31.

March 29, 2017

Coast Guard offloads approximately 16 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The Coast Guard Cutter James crew offloaded approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $420 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

March 15, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home; seized $92 million in cocaine

During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels, resulting in the seizure of approximately 1,400 kilograms (3,080 lbs.) of cocaine worth more than $92 million. They also apprehended 13 suspected smugglers with the help of their deployed helicopter crew.

Feb. 9, 2017

USCGC Diligence returns home after interdicting $60M worth of cocaine

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington Tuesday following a 62-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Diligence crew patrolled in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South in the Eastern Pacific. Along with JIATF South, the U.S. Coast Guard works alongside interagency and international partners to prevent and respond to illegal maritime migration and narcotics smuggling from South and Central America.

Jan. 11, 2017

Coast Guard offloads $30 million worth of seized cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 2,000 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $30 million in wholesale value and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector San Juan Sunday.

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