Raytheon Continues Support US Navy Counter Narco-Terrorism Ops

March 24, 2021 – Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will continue operating and maintaining the U.S. government’s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system under a $146 million, five-year contract. Originally developed to track long-range targets for aircraft and ships, ROTHR is now the primary detection system for border security and drug smuggling interdiction for the Joint Interagency Task…

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USCGC Bertholf Offloads Narcotics in San Diego

March 10, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and February, representing 10 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by…

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USS Detroit Completes First Drug Patrol

July 11, 2020 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport, Fla., July 11, following its maiden deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. Detroit, along with a detachment from the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, deployed on March 15, 2020 to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counter-narcotics…

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HMAS Toowoomba Narcotics Interdiction

March 30, 2020 – HMAS Toowoomba has interdicted over 3,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden. The Anzac class frigate is deployed under Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to support international efforts to promote security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this…

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Colombian Navy Has Seized 30 Tons of Narcotics so far in 2020

March 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Maritime operations developed by Colombian Navy Units in conjunction with the Colombian Air Force, allowed the capture of two subjects and the seizure of about half a ton of cocaine, in Tumaco – Nariño. With this result, the Pacific Naval Force reaches 30 tons of narcotics seized during the course of the year, in…

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