Coast Guard Cutter Tampa Returns Home After Inderdicting $240 million in Drugs

March 25 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to Portsmouth Monday following a successful 85-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol off the coasts of Central and South America, Tampa’s crew successfully interdicted approximately 18,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $240 million. The Coast Guard increased U.S. and allied presence in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere Strategy. During at-sea interdictions in international…

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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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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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