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July 24, 2020

USS Shamal Shows Fury in Interdicting Go Fast

The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Shamal (PC 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) recovered more than 3,900 pounds of suspected marijuana, July 4.

July 23, 2020

Coast Guard offloads $38.5 million in cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The crew of the Coast Guard Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) offloaded approximately 1,375 kilograms of cocaine at Sector San Juan Wednesday, following the disruption of a drug smuggling go-fast in the Caribbean Sea. The seized drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $38.5 million.

June 19, 2020

Navy – Coast Guard Team: Four Interdictions in Four Days

The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) and the Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) teams disrupted a combined 112 bales of suspected contraband worth over $79.6 million between May 24 - 27.

June 11, 2020

USS Preble Interdicts 2,000 Kilograms of Cocaine

The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized 100 bales of suspected cocaine worth over $40 million, June 2.

June 2, 2020

54-Year-Old Coast Guard Cutter Seizes 1,090 Lbs of Suspected Cocaine From Smuggling Vessel off Central American Coast

A 54-year-old Coast Guard cutter seized approximately 1,090 pounds of suspected cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $18.7 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

May 27, 2020

USS Pinckney Interdicts Second Drug Vessel

The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 2,700 kilograms of suspected cocaine May 16.

May 27, 2020

Coast Guard seizes 3,100 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast

The Coast Guard seized more than 3,100 pounds of cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $53.5 million from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

May 21, 2020

USS Pinckney Takes Down Drug Vessel, Seizes 70 Bales of Cocaine

The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized 1400 kilograms of cocaine, May 14.

May 14, 2020

USS Lassen, Embarked Coast Guard Team Recover Illegal Drugs in Caribbean

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82)  with embarked U.S. Coast Guard  (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team recovered more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana, May 2.  While on routine patrol, approximately 15 miles northeast of Navassa Island an embarked MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, Combat Element (CEL) 2 located a 35-foot go-fast vessel with three suspected drug smugglers aboard throwing packages overboard.

April 28, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns home after patrol in Caribbean

The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned to its homeport of Portsmouth, Virginia on April 26 following a 71-day patrol of the Central Caribbean. The cutter’s multi-mission patrol resulted in the interdiction of 1,306 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of over $2.3 million. Harriet Lane conducted its patrol in support of the Coast Guard’s Seventh District and the United States Southern Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force South. 

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