Colombian Navy Cocaine Bust in Caribbean

October 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The successful result was due to the operational effort of the Colombian Navy and the timely reaction of units of the National Aeronaval Service of Panama. In a combined multinational operation between Colombian and Panamanian authorities, 1,484 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride were seized, which were transported by two Colombians and two Panamanians aboard a…

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Third Drug Bust This Month for HNLMS Groningen

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen has intercepted a drug shipment in the Caribbean for the third time this month. The day before yesterday, the patrol ship managed to stop a sailing boat with 80 kilos of cocaine on board with the Caribbean Coast Guard. The counter for Groningen thus stands at 1 ton of drugs intercepted in…

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Second Drug Bust in Three Days for HNLMS Groningen

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Dutch warship Groningen has intercepted a drug transport for the 2nd time in 3 days. In the Caribbean Sea, the patrol ship was able to force a so-called go-fast to stop last Friday. He had an estimated 465 kilos of cocaine on board. Last week, the crew already intercepted 455 kilos of cocaine.…

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HNLMS Groningen Intercepts 455 Kilos of Cocaine and a Monkey

September 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Dutch naval vessel Groningen intercepted 455 kilos of cocaine the day before yesterday. That happened west of Aruba. There the station ship forced a so-called go-fast to stop. A Coast Guard Dash-8 maritime patrol plane discovered the speedboat on a well-known smuggling route in the Caribbean. Subsequently, the Groningen was called in, which…

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USCGC Hamilton offloads more than $228 million in cocaine

August 27, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana, Thursday, worth more than $228 million. The drugs were interdicted in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard cutters and U.S. Navy…

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Another Cocaine Bust for Colombian Navy and National Police

August 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – In a search and control operation, the Colombian Navy, in coordination with the National Police, seized a ton of cocaine hydrochloride during an inspection at a port dock in Santa Marta. According to information from Naval Intelligence and in coordination with the National Anti-Narcotics Police, an inspection was carried out on a container belonging…

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USS Pinckney Interdicts $4.5 Million in Cocaine

August 11, 2020 – USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine July 24. The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine July 24. While on routine patrol,…

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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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