USCGC Tahoma Returns to Kittery from Drug Patrol

June 21, 2021 – USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) returned to Kittery on Friday after a successful 79-day counter-narcotics and smuggling patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Tahoma’s crew interdicted two vessels, seizing 7,300 pounds of cocaine, worth a combined total of roughly $105 million, and detained eight suspected drug smugglers. The crew also coordinated operations with U.S. Coast Guard Law…

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AMO P-3 Crews and Partners Seize Almost 6 Tons of Narcotics in 8 Days in Eastern Pacific

June 15, 2021 – Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million…

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Tahoma offloads $143.5M of cocaine at Port Everglades

June 14, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma offloaded more than 7,500 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades, an estimated street value of $143.5 million, Monday, after three interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. A maritime patrol flight spotted a vessel on April 16, and a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment team on the HMCS Saskatoon apprehended five suspects and…

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Canada, Mexico, U.S. ships conduct combined operations

May 14, 2021 – Ships from Canada, Mexico and the United States conducted combined operations off the coast of Southern California, May 13, to enhance partnership and interoperability among the nations’ sea services. Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) steamed alongside Canadian Navy Kingston-class coastal defence vessels HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) and HMCS Brandon (MM 710), Mexican Navy…

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