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  • 9 August 2018

    US Coast Guard cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) is set to offload over 7 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades on Thursday. The cocaine was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July from seven suspected smuggling vessels. In an operation on July 3, the Mohawk crew and Tactical Law […]

  • 28 April 2015

    A total of 1.3 tons of cocaine was seized in just two operation in the waters off Colombia in less than a week. In the most recent operation, the Colombian Navy seized one ton of cocaine being smuggled to Central America. Officials spotted two speedboats carrying suspicious cargo and immediately launched their pursuit. Two people […]

  • 21 September 2017

    The US Coast Guard has offloaded a record amount of cocaine seized within 12 months of cocaine-chasing operations. A total of 50,550 pounds (22.9 tons) of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million was offloaded Wednesday in San Diego at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Marking a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service, […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy seized a drug shipment in the Colombian Pacific on Friday. In the operation, conducted by the naval and Coast Guard units, more than 300 kilograms of cocaine were seized. Three Ecuadorians were attempting to transport a total of 340 packages to Central America. The authorities sent the shipment to the Coast Guard Station Buenaventura, where […]

  • 4 March 2016

    Colombian Navy’s Neptuno Task Force Against Drug Trafficking joined forces with National Police and the Technical Investigation Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office – CTI to seize 1,173 kilograms of cocaine in the ​​Mulatos area, Gulf of Urabá, Colombia On March 3 members of the ‘Neptuno’ unit detected a four-crew Go Fast vessel that set sail from a […]

  • 8 September 2015

    The Colombian Navy, in cooperation with the Air Force and the National Police, seized a total of 630 kilograms of cocaine in Colombian waters. Officials stated that the drugs, valued at more that $20 million, were heading to Central and North America. Colombian Coast Guard spotted a suspicious boat in the Colombian waters of the South […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In a number of joint efforts between the Colombian naval and air force units a total of 4,7 tons of cocaine has been seized in the last 15 days. The latest operation was conducted on Thursday in the Colombian Pacific waters. It resulted in over a ton of cocaine being seized, worth an estimated $40 […]

  • 21 April 2016

    The second pair of Canadian Navy ships to deploy to Operation Caribbe 2016 have returned to their homeport concluding their participation in the international campaign. HMCS Edmonton and Saskatoon made a substantial contribution to the multinational campaign Operation Martillo by seizing or disrupting 3,935 kg of cocaine during their deployment, which began in early March. HMCS Moncton and […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy informs that 388 kilograms of cocaine has been found aboard a Malta-flagged cargo vessel “Jabal Nafusa”, in Port Bolivar, Guajira.   The operation was carried out by the Coast Guard Station of Port Bolivar, together with the Colombian Navy divers who found the illegal cargo hidden in the rudder compartment of the vessel. A total of 323 packages with […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard cutter Alert (WMEC-630) has returned to her homeport of Astoria following a 56-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Alert crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement detachment team conducted multiple interdictions while patrolling international waters off the coast of Central America. They resulted in more than 12,000 pounds of suspected cocaine […]

  • 19 May 2017

    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine in Florida, on May 18. The wholesale value of the seized cocaine is estimated at around $498 million and is the result of a number of interdictions made by Canadian and U.S. ships along Central and South America. Royal Canadian Navy ship HMCS Saskatoon, sailing […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Crews aboard the pre-commissioned US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) have seized more than 4,600 pounds of cocaine from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The cocaine was discovered after the coast guard boarded the vessel on July 31. This was the second at-sea cocaine seizure made by […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine on Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships have seized more cocaine in the last six months than in […]

  • 2 December 2014

    The Colombian Navy, with the assistance of the Narcotics Police Department and Santa Marta Coast Guard Station, managed to seize 99.4 kilograms of cocaine aboard a cargo vessel. The cocaine was hidden in one of the containers aboard the Singapore-flagged “Star Standard” cargo ship. “Star Standard” was on its way from Turbo, Colombia to Antwerp, […]

  • 11 May 2018

    The crew of US Coast Guard cutter James offloaded approximately 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades on Thursday, worth an estimated $180 million. The narcotics were seized in multiple interceptions in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The interdictions took place off the coasts of Central and South America, and Mexico and were […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), in support of Operation Martillo, recovered approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine found adrift in the Pacific Ocean Oct. 27 in connection with illegal drug smuggling while on patrol off the coast of Central America. One of Vandegrift’s SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopters, from Helicopter […]

  • 29 March 2017

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded some 16 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $420 million on Tuesday in Port Everglades. The cocaine was seized by U.S. and Canadian ships with an embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team during a 26-day period in international waters off the Eastern Pacific […]

  • 18 September 2017

    The US Coast Guard has offloaded some 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth over $50 million in St. Petersburg, on Saturday. The cocaine was seized from a tanker in the Caribbean during a routine patrol in August this year. Crewmembers of the Coast Guard cutter Tahoma detected and intercepted a 226-foot tanker suspected of smuggling contraband. The Tahoma crew […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy, in a joined operation with the Magdalena Prosecution Office, seized 246 kilograms of cocaine aboard the Panamanian flagged bulk carrier “Aquagrace”.   The operation was developed through community information, by the units of the Coast Guard Station Santa Marta in the sector Dock Drummond where the ship, which came from Canada and was […]

  • 11 November 2016

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Brandon seized an estimated 700 Kg of cocaine in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard on November 5. The cocaine, worth an estimated $28 million (USD), was recovered from the ocean in international waters off the Pacific Coast of Central America after being jettisoned by suspected smugglers in a panga-style fishing […]

  • 29 January 2014

    The Royal Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) fast fleet tanker Wave Knight and the US Coast Guard have seized 45 balls of cocaine south of the Dominican Republic, worth up to USD 99.4 million.   The US Coast Guard patrol aircraft, RFA Wave Knight and a Coast Guard helicopter began the operation on 22 January […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Crewmembers from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Legare are going to offload approximately 3,300 kilograms of cocaine today at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.   The cocaine haul is a result of two separate drug interdictions and has an estimated wholesale value of $110 million. USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) is a United States Coast […]

  • 3 April 2017

    The U.S. Coast Guard cutter James seized five tons of cocaine on its maiden voyage and patrol as a coast guard ship. The crew of the CGC James returned home to Charleston, South Carolina, on March 31 following a 60-day, multi-mission patrol. During its maiden voyage, James’ crew contributed to the interdiction of 12 drug-smuggling vessels, […]

  • 10 December 2018

    The US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego on December 7. This follows a 49-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton with an embedded US Coast Guard law enforcement detachment. Worth nearly $70 million wholesale, the cocaine […]

  • 15 August 2013

    The crew of a Royal Navy warship has seized a massive 680-kilogram stash of cocaine with an estimated street value of £100 million. HMS Lancaster made the bust after sailors boarded a speedboat near Puerto Rico. The boat, which was concealed by a tarpaulin, was spotted by a US Customs and Border Protection Agency aircraft […]

  • 13 November 2013

    In the space of a week, the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Amsterdam has intercepted 2 drugs transports, confiscating a total of 1,200 kilos of cocaine in the process. In HNLMS Amsterdam’s first interception, the boat carrying the drugs was heading north from Colombia. After the go-fast boat had been picked up on the Amsterdam’s […]

  • 24 September 2019

    US Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew intercepted a 40-foot self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) transporting 12,000 pounds of cocaine, worth over $165 million. The cocaine was seized earlier this month in international waters in the Eastern Pacific during the cutter’s patrol. The semi-submersible was originally detected and monitored by maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), and the Valiant crew […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Units of the Colombian Navy seized 39.8 kilograms of cocaine found aboard the bulk carrier “Ping May” sailing under the Liberian flag.   Coast Guard Station Santa Marta and CTI personnel conducted the inspection of the vessel which was anchored in the sector Swamp – Magdalena. They found two bags with 40 packages containing drugs located in the chain […]

  • 8 January 2016

    Units of the Colombian Navy and the National Police of Colombia on January 7 seized 86 kilograms of cocaine which were being transported aboard a sailing boat named Vagamundo. The Navy said the intercept was made in the area of ​​Bocachica in the bay Cartagena, where two men of Colombian nationality were captured. The result was […]