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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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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