USCGC Legare Offloads Cocaine & Marijuana in Miami

August 5, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Legare’s (WMEC 912) crew offloaded nearly 5,000 pounds of interdicted contraband, worth an estimated $25.7 million, Wednesday, at Port Everglades. The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC 1116) crew interdicted nearly 1,100 pounds of cocaine, and the Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Shamal (PC 13) crew with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET)…

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USS Detroit Completes First Drug Patrol

July 11, 2020 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport, Fla., July 11, following its maiden deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. Detroit, along with a detachment from the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, deployed on March 15, 2020 to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counter-narcotics…

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Colombia Interdicts Another Major Cocaine Shipment

June 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – About a ton of cocaine apparently belonging to the Residual Organized Armed Group “Structure 30”, was seized by Colombian Navy Units in the Pacific, at the time when three subjects were trying to move it aboard a boat. The forceful operations of control, security and maritime interdiction, added to the naval intelligence information, allowed…

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Second Drug Bust for USS Pinckney

May 27, 2020 – 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. After a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron VP 26, first spotted the low profile vessel (LPV), Pinckney was vectored for a long range intercept.…

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Colombian Navy Destroys Two Cocaine Laboratories

May 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Two laboratories for the processing of illicit substances were destroyed on the Pacific coast, by troops of the Colombian Navy attached to the Pacific Naval Force, who maintain a strong offensive in this area of ​​the country, against the Organized Armed Groups. The discovery and subsequent destruction in a controlled manner was carried out…

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Colombian Navy Has Seized 30 Tons of Narcotics so far in 2020

March 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Maritime operations developed by Colombian Navy Units in conjunction with the Colombian Air Force, allowed the capture of two subjects and the seizure of about half a ton of cocaine, in Tumaco – Nariño. With this result, the Pacific Naval Force reaches 30 tons of narcotics seized during the course of the year, in…

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