USCG Cutter Hawk Offloads 576 Kilos of Cocaine

USCG Cutter Hawk Offloads 576 Kilos of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., sailed into its homeport on August 22 carrying a load of 576 kilograms of seized cocaine.

 

The crew of the vessel offloaded the drugs at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.

Estimated at a value of $19 million, the drugs were seized during Operation Martillo, a joint interagency and multi-national collaborative effort among 14 Western Hemisphere and European nations to stop the flow of illicit cargo by Transnational Criminal Organizations.

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Press Release, August 29, 2014; Image: USCG
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