Colombian Navy Seizes Almot 2.5 Tons of Cocaine from Venezuelan Fishingboat

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Within the framework of the Heroes de la Libertad Bicentennial Strategic Plan against transnational organized crime, the Colombian Navy interdicted a fishing vessel 280 nautical miles northeast of San Andres Island, within the Colombian territorial sea in Bajo Nuevo. The successful operation was achieved thanks to the detection of a suspected Venezuelan flag motorboat…

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First Known “Narcosubmarine” Intercepted by Spain

November 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Civil Guard, the National Police and the Tax Agency have already refloated the submarine intercepted last Saturday 3,000 kilos of cocaine a few miles from the beach of Hío, in the region of Morrazo (Pontevedra). Once the countdown was finished during the past morning, a total of 152 bales have been intervened. The…

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Senagalese OPV190 Fouladou Cooperates in Cocaine Seizure

Early July 2019, the Senegal Navy has seized 1260 kg of cocaine on a vessel coming from Latin America and heading to Spain. The successful operation has been operated jointly with the Spanish Guardia Civil and involved the Offshore Patrol Vessel OCEA OPV 190 “FOULADOU”. “FOULADOU” is a 58 m multi-role vessel, designed to ensure maritime safety and security missions…

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USCGC Harriet Lane Seizes 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine

November 14, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepts a suspected semi-submersible smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine October 23. The crew was alerted to the presence of a suspected narcotic-trafficking semi-submersible vessel by the crew of a maritime patrol aircraft on patrol in the region. Boarding…

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Coast Guard Offloads Cocaine in San Diego

October 17, 2019 – The Coast Guard offloaded more than $92 million worth of seized cocaine in San Diego Wednesday. The cocaine, worth more than $92 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents four suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the crews of three Coast Guard cutters off the coasts of Mexico, Central…

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HNLMS Groningen Intercepted 390 Kilos of Cocaine Near Bonaire

September 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen intercepted 390 kilos of cocaine near Bonaire on 26 August. Defense only announced this today due to the judicial completion of the case. The successful action took place in close collaboration with the US Coast Guard. The intercepted vessel and drugs have been transferred to the US authorities. Groningen has been station…

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PCU Midgett’s Second Major Cocaine Interception

August 15, 2019 – PCU Midgett (WMSL 757) interdicted a suspected low-profile go-fast vessel July 31, seizing more than 4,600 pounds of cocaine during a boarding in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. This was the second at-sea cocaine seizure made by Midgett’s crew within five days. Midgett’s crew seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine July 25 from…

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USCGC Steadfast returns home after $311 million cocaine seizure

July 31, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) returned home July 30th to Astoria following a 56-day counternarcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew interdicted five suspected smuggling vessels, including three pangas, a fishing vessel and a sailboat, and the crew recovered floating bales of contraband yielding more than 23,000 of cocaine. The Steadfast crew offload more…

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13 Tons of Cocaine Offloaded in San Diego

July 26, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) offloaded more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego Friday. The cocaine, worth an estimated $350 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents six suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions and the recovery of floating cocaine bales by the crews of two Coast…

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