Colombian Navy and National Police seize more than 600 kilos of Cocaine in Santa Marta

October 13, 2018 (Google Translation) – In a coordinated operation of patrolling and inspection of motor ships, Coast Guard units of the National Navy and the Judicial Police, seized 608 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride that were in a container inside a motorboat located in the Port Society of the city of Santa Marta, in the department of Magdalena. The units of the National Navy and the Judicial Police, during the inspection of the motorboat named “HAMMONIA HUSUM”, with registration 9326835 and the flag of Monrovia, which was docked at Pier…

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HNLMS Friesland Intercepts Cocaine Shipment

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – Patrol ship HNLMS Friesland has intercepted a boat with 900 kilos of cocaine north of Aruba. This happened after a 7-hour chase in the night of Thursday 20 September. In the interest of the research, the Defense organization will only announce drug seizure today. The navy’s NH90 airborne helicopter detected the so-called go fast during a patrol. The crew saw a large amount of packages on board. The Friesland and the helicopter immediately started the chase and tried to force the boat to stop.…

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USCGC Seneca Returns Home From Successful Drug Patrol

September 25, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned Tuesday to their homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement detachment team conducted multiple interdictions while patrolling international waters off the coast of Central America and South America in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-South). The interdictions resulted in more than 1,840 kilograms of cocaine and 35 pounds of marijuana seized with an estimated value of $61 million street value. Throughout the patrol, Seneca intercepted…

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USCGC Tahoma Offloads Over Six Tons of Cocaine in Port Everglades

September 15, 2018 – Approximately six tons of cocaine seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean were offloaded Monday in Port Everglades by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC-908).   The drugs, worth more than an estimated $170-million, represent drugs seized from six suspected smuggling vessels interdicted by crews from Tahoma and two other Coast Guard cutters between late July and August. ·        Tahoma was responsible for three interdictions, seizing an estimated 3,962 kilograms. ·        The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (WMEC-902) was responsible for two interdictions, seizing an…

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Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, Caribbean Border Interagency Group partners arrest 7 smugglers, seize $2 million dollars of cocaine

August 30, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin transferred four suspected smugglers and approximately one million dollars of cocaine to Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents in Mayaguez Thursday afternoon, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Sunday just off Loiza, Puerto Rico. In a separate case, Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities apprehended three other suspected smugglers and seized approximately one million dollars of cocaine following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Monday off Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The interdictions were the result of ongoing multi-agency law enforcement efforts…

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Port Angeles-based Coast Guard cutter returns home following counterdrug patrol

USCGC Active (WMEC 618) returned home to Port Angeles Friday following a counterdrug patrol in international waters off the coast of Central America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 75-member crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean where they interdicted three “panga” style vessels and one pleasure craft, resulting in the seizure of more than three tons of illicit narcotics worth an estimated $95 million in wholesale value. The crew apprehended 11 suspected drug smugglers during the interdictions who will be prosecuted in the…

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US, International Partners Interdict Half Ton of Cocaine, Rescue Four Suspects

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and ARC 07 de Agosto intercepted a low-profile go-fast vessel (LPGFV) and seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 7. During a routine counter-narcotics patrol, an AMO P-3 aircraft detected an LPGFV, which is a custom made ocean-going, high-speed motor boat built by drug traffickers to smuggle large quantities of illegal drugs. The boats are primarily made of fiberglass and they travel…

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Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine in San Diego

The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 36,000 pounds of cocaine March 20th in San Diego, which was seized during a counter-drug patrol in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband offloaded by the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf’s (WMSL-750) crew represents 17 interdictions of suspected smuggling vessels off the coasts of Central and South America by five Coast Guard cutters between early February and early March. “This offload by the Bertholf represents the great work being conducted in the Eastern Pacific combating the transnational organized crime groups, behind the drug…

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USCGC Tampa Offloads Two Tons of Cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded nearly two tons of cocaine Friday in St. Petersburg that was seized in the Caribbean Sea. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSVC7aG-OVY[/embedyt] While patrolling in support of Operation Unified Resolve and Operation Martillo, approximately 1,580 kgs of cocaine were seized, worth $46,681,100 wholesale, by U.S. Coast Guard and partner nation crews between Dec. 20-22, 2017. On Dec. 20, 2017, 820 kgs were interdicted during a joint boarding conducted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier and Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez, two Sentinel-class cutters homeported in San Juan, Puerto…

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Coast Guard offloads $721 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

The Coast Guard offloaded more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $721 million from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, in San Diego, Thursday, which was seized in 23 separate interdictions in the eastern Pacific Ocean by U.S. and Canadian forces operating in international waters off the coast of Central and South America. Senior U.S. and Canadian officials discussed new tactics used by transnational organized crime groups and to highlight international cooperation in combating the threat posed by these dangerous groups. U.S. Coast Guard personnel currently assigned to Cutter Stratton…

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Colombian Navy seizes the first ton of cocaine of the year in the Colombian Pacific

Google Translation The defense of sovereignty and naval operations did not stop during the last year-end season, so during the first week of 2018, the seizure of more than one ton of cocaine hydrochloride was carried out. municipality of Tumaco and in the Balboa Sea, thanks to the existing Binational Cooperation Agreement between the government of Colombia and Panama. In the urban area of ​​the municipality of Tumaco, the troops assigned to the Pacific Naval Force, with the support of the National Police, conducted a raid on a house, located…

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Colombian Navy Destroyed Semisubmersible & Seized More Than Half a Ton of Cocaine

Google Translation Destroyed semisubmersible and seized more than half a ton of cocaine Since 1993, when the National Navy seized the first semi-submersible, it has managed to seize 102 illegal devices, to date. The National Navy in the Colombian Pacific, continues to deal blunt blows to illegal organizations dedicated to drug trafficking, in the last hours, a semisubmersible was destroyed that was hidden in a mangrove and seized more than half a ton of cocaine hydrochloride when it was transported in an illegal boat by two Ecuadorians and a Colombian,…

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Coast Guard offloads more than 12 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades. The drugs, worth an estimated $378-million, were interdicted in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean between mid-October and late November. The contraband is from suspected smuggling vessels interdicted in drug-transit zones off the coast of Central and South America by three U.S. Coast Guard cutters and a Royal Canadian Navy ship patrolling with an embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team. The bulk offload represents: Five interdictions by the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, approximately…

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Colombian Navy Seized 700 kilos of Cocaine in the Pacific Ocean

Google Translation So far this year, the Pacific Naval Force has seized more than 95 tons of cocaine hydrochloride. Surface units of the National Navy attached to the Pacific Naval Force seized, in the last hours, 700 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride in the sea west of the municipality of Tumaco in Nariño. The operation carried out by the National Navy in coordination with the National Police, was developed when a Tumaco Coastguard unit was deployed to an area on the high seas where 35 sealed packages had been abandoned, tied…

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Big Drug Bust for Colombian Navy & Air Force

Google Translate In the last hours, units of the National Navy and the Colombian Air Force seized 245 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride and 89.5 kilograms of marijuana in development of a joint operation of patrol and maritime control in La Guajira waters. Rapid Reaction Units of the Whaling Coastguard Stations, Puerto Bolívar and Santa Marta, with the support of a maritime patrol aircraft of the Caribbean Aeronaval Group and two aircraft type SR 560 of the Combat Air Command No.3, pursued a fast go boat, 80 nautical miles from Cabo…

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