Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloads $94.6M in cocaine in Miami

April 20, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew offloaded approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, in Miami, Tuesday, after interdicting a low profile vessel off the coast of Punta Gallinas, Colombia. A maritime patrol flight spotted the vessel on April 9, and a law enforcement team from the cutter detained three suspects and discovered 87…

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USCGC Munro Unloads Massive Narcotic Haul at Alameda

March 23, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at the ship’s homeport at Coast Guard Base Alameda. Prior to the Munro’s arrival in Alameda, the crew transferred 12 detainees, approximately 9,200 pounds of cocaine and 2,150 pounds of marijuana to law enforcement officials in San…

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Brazilian Navy Makes Cocaine Bust

February 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – This Sunday (14), the Brazilian Navy (MB) and the Federal Police (PF) intercepted and seized a vessel loaded with cocaine in Brazilian jurisdictional waters. The interception was carried out by the Ocean Patrol Ship Araguari, about 270 km from the coast of Recife-PE. The unprecedented operation was carried out with extensive international coordination, involving…

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CG, Navy Offload $211 Million Worth of Narcotics in San Diego

Coast Guard and Navy personnel offloaded approximately 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana Monday, amounting to more than $211 million from seizures in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The offload is the result of interdictions made by Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 407 (LEDET) personnel, who operated aboard the USS Gabrielle Giffords, and three separate…

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USS Gabrielle Giffords Interdicts $7 Million in Drugs

December 10, 2020 – USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 200 kilograms of suspected cocaine, December 2. While on routine patrol Gabrielle Giffords was diverted to intercept a go fast vessel (GFV). Gabrielle Giffords deployed one of her helicopters, assigned to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23,…

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Colombian Navy seizes more than one ton of Cocaine

December 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – So far this year, more than 130 tons of the illicit substance have been seized in the Colombian Caribbean. In the last hours, Coast Guard units from Coveñas managed to seize more than a ton of cocaine hydrochloride, aboard a Go-Fast boat that was abandoned by its crew on the beaches of the municipality…

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Colombian Navy Takes 143 Tons of Cocaine off the Market

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The effective controls at sea carried out by the units of the Colombian Navy through the Pacific Naval Force allowed the seizure of 174 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, which would be destined for Central America, in the development of two operations, in the Cauca Valley. The first seizure took place 13 nautical miles from…

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Colombian Navy Takes Part in Another Big Cocaine Bust

November 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – During the development of a coordinated operation, carried out between Units of the Colombian Navy and the Attorney General’s Office through the Specialized Directorate against Drug Trafficking of the Delegate Against Criminal Organizations with the support of the Anti-Narcotics Police, a Offensive action against drug trafficking organizations that commit crimes in the Colombian Caribbean,…

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Colombia Intercepts Another Narco Sub

October 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – A semi-submersible loaded with more than two tons of cocaine hydrochloride was intercepted in the last hours by units of the Colombian Navy, in the Colombian Pacific, during the development of operations to control the sea. Sustained operations against drug trafficking carried out by the units of the Tumaco Coast Guard Station and the Coast…

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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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