USCGC Kimball Offloads $223 Million Worth of Drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) crew offloaded more than 11,300 pounds of cocaine and more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana worth more than $223 million Thursday in San Diego. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered during eight interdictions of suspected drug smuggling…

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FS Germinal Intercepts 680 Kilos of Cocaine

On January 29, 2022, the surveillance frigate Germinal , on a surveillance mission in the Caribbean Sea, intervened in international waters on a suspicious fast boat, without nationality marks. The “go-fast” fled when the soldiers approached, while throwing bundles into the sea. Pursued, the boat and its four occupants were finally arrested. Twenty bales were recovered at sea representing a…

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Colombia Intercepts Another Cocaine Submersible

This shipment of narcotics is the largest seized by the Colombian Navy at sea in the last two years. Offensive operations carried out by Units of the Colombian Navy against drug trafficking on the Nariño coast, allowed the interdiction of a semi-submersible when it was sailing in Colombian waters, manned by four individuals who were transporting four tons of cocaine.…

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USCGC Hamilton Offloads Narcotics in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton’s crew offloaded approximately 26,250 pounds of cocaine and 3,700 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $504 million, Monday, at Port Everglades, which is the largest drug interdiction in the ship’s history. The Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like Canada along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity of effort to…

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LEDET 102, Deployed on USS Sioux City, Makes Cocaine Bust

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment 102, interdicted over $20 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea, September 19-20, 2021. On Sept. 19, a target of interest was spotted by a Dominican Republic search and rescue aircraft and Sioux City was vectored in to intercept the…

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Navy Takes Part in Biggest Portuguese Cocaine Bust in 15 Years

The Navy participated on the high seas, through an Ocean Patrol Vessel and the Marine Special Action Detachment, in the White Mare operation, which resulted in the seizure of a total of 183 bales of cocaine with an estimated gross weight of around 5.2 tons. ​This was a joint operation of the Judiciary Police, through the National Unit for Combating…

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Forceful Blow Against the Gulf Clan in the Pacific

111 semi-submersibles have been seized from 2018 to date. From the Bahía Málaga Naval Base in the Colombian Pacific, Defense Minister Diego Molano unveiled a major coup against the Clan del Golfo with ‘Operation Senen’, which resulted in the seizure of a semi-submersible, a neutralization and the capture of three members of the organization. “Thanks to the work of our…

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Wave Knight Delivers £17m Blow to Caribbean Drug Runners

COCAINE worth more than £17 million has been seized by the Royal Navy’s Caribbean Task Group – less than 24 hours into the first drugs patrol of their deployment. Support ship RFA Wave Knight intercepted the suspect craft as it headed across the Caribbean Sea at speed. Despite efforts by the suspected traffickers to dump their cargo overboard, eight bales…

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USCGC Forrest Rednour Returns From Cocaine Bust

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour returned home on Sept. 26, following a 32-day patrol. The crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, seizing more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine that was offloaded in San Diego, Friday. The drugs, worth an estimated $96 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico. “The crew excelled during this…

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US Coast Guard Intercepts 250 KGS of Cocaine in the Caribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded approximately 250 kilograms cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Saturday, following Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore’s interdiction of a go-fast smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea. The apprehended smugglers are Dominican Republic nationals, who were charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine aboard a vessel subject…

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