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  • 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 […]

  • 18 January 2016

    With information provided by the National Police, Colombian National Army units managed to seize 548 kilograms of cocaine in the area of ​​Puerto Granados, in the town of Bahia Solano – Choco. The Colombian Navy said the seized shipment was intended to be exported from the country by sea. Had the contraband reached the streets, it would […]

  • 17 December 2015

    Coordinated maritime control efforts between the Colombian Navy and the National Police have resulted in a 574-kilogram drug bust in the Colombian Pacific.  The Colombian Poseidon Task Force Against Drug Trafficking intercepted two vessels in waters off the Tumaco municipality. Three Colombians and two Ecuadorian citizens made up the crews of the boats. After searching the motor boats, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 February 2016

    Approximately 440 kilograms of cocaine were seized from a container ship travelling from Panama to Guatemala, the Mexican Navy said in a report. Joint efforts between the Mexican Navy and the country’s tax administration service (SAT) resulted in the seizure which was made February 19. A scan of the ship’s cargo conducted by the Navy determined that three […]

  • 21 January 2016

    In a coordinated operation between the Colombian Navy, the Narcotics Division of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office a cocaine shipment was found in the Colombian port city Cartagena. This operation was supported by the United States agency Homeland Security Investigations, an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The shipment, distributed in 51 packages, was found inside a 20-foot container […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) cutter Seneca returned on September 25 to her homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement detachment team conducted multiple interdictions while patrolling international waters off the coast of Central America and South America in support of the […]

  • 30 October 2017

    The Royal Navy has fired nine sailors serving aboard a nuclear submarine after they tested positive for cocaine. The dismissed sailors were serving on the HMS Vigilant which last month traveled to the US to pick up nuclear weapons, according to media reports. While drug tests on Royal Navy submarines are compulsory and regular, reports […]

  • 23 November 2015

    The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 25 tons of cocaine seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean drug transit zone off the coast of Central and South America in San Diego, USA. The contraband, hauled from the decks of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf at the Port of San Diego Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, was […]

  • 1 July 2015

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will return to Pier 36 in Seattle on Thursday, July 2nd, following a 71-day counter-drug deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. During the deployment, law enforcement officers aboard Midgett interdicted seven drug-laden “panga” vessels in international waters, seized more than […]

  • 31 May 2017

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth intercepted a fishing dhow carrying £65m worth of cannabis and heroin in the Indian Ocean, the Royal Navy announced on Wednesday without specifying when the action took place. The navy further said sailors aboard the Type 23 frigate destroyed 455kg of cannabis and 266kg of heroin after finding it hidden in the […]

  • 4 March 2013

    Naval troops attached to SLNS Thambapanni of the North-western Naval Command on information received arrested a person with 15 packets of heroin (Brown Sugar) with assistance of Puttalam Police on 02nd March 2013. The arrested Person with 3.75 g heroin was handed over to Puttalam Police for further investigations. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, March 4, 2013; […]

  • 19 May 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Fort Story in Virginia, following a 55-day counter-drug and migrant patrol through the Florida Straits and the Caribbean Sea. During this patrol, Dependable conducted three separate international and inter-agency counter narcotics operations that resulted in the interdiction of approximately 325 kilograms […]

  • 30 March 2016

    Naval Today recently reported about a U.S. Coast guard vessel seizing around 5,800 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $193,939,000 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on March 3. The U.S. Coast Guard has now released a video showing how dramatic an interception of a drug semi-sub in reality is. Directed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, […]

  • 23 April 2012

    Effective May 1, the Navy will add two more commonly abused prescription drugs to the standard testing panel during random urinalysis, according to NAVADMIN 130/12, released April 20. The prescription drug families tested will now include benzodiazepines and hydrocodones (i.e. Xanax and Vicodin). “These drugs are highly addictive and their use outside of medical supervision […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned home to Portsmouth on April 28 after seizing a large amount of drugs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  Last week, the Legare crew stopped in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to offload 24,886 pounds of cocaine and 2,664 pounds of marijuana seized from suspected smugglers. As informed, […]

  • 19 August 2016

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman offloaded approximately 11 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, August 18. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized a combined total of approximately 11 tons of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-June through July. The drugs, interdicted in international waters off the coast […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    San Pedro-based fast response cutter (FRC) returned to its homeport on December 8 following a two-week patrol that included the ship’s first drug bust, the US Coast Guard said.  The crew of the recently commissioned FRC Forrest Rednour interdicted approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a suspected smuggling vessel on November 28 in international waters, […]

  • 4 February 2016

    Three members of the HMCS Winnipeg crew were detained by the Tokyo police for the alleged use of narcotics while the Royal Canadian Navy ship was conducting a port visit in Tokyo, Japan. The arrest took place February 1, but the Canadian Navy only now informed of it. Of the arrested, one was a civilian […]

  • 29 December 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy’s frigate HMAS Melbourne pulled off the fourth drug seizure since September 2015. Melbourne’s crew seized more than 100 kilograms of heroin from a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean. The ship’s boarding party conducted a search of a vessel on December 26 and discovered 118kg of drugs hidden inside which was […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A reconnaissance mission flown by a Royal Navy Wildcat over the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat has uncovered nine illegal drug plantations in the island’s forbidden zone. Naval aviators revisited the town of Plymouth on the island, 20 years after it was destroyed by a volcano eruption. Half the island was abandoned back in 1997 when the volcano […]

  • 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, […]

  • 8 April 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter offloaded more than 14 tons of cocaine April 7, at San Diego’s Broadway Pier. The drugs were seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean drug transit zone off the coast of Central and South America. The haul represented 13 vessel interdictions and one bale recovery between late January and early March […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Arnomendi intercepted a trawler carrying drugs. While conducting a fisheries campaign off Alicante, Spain, the patrol vessel found drugs aboard the trawler SANA during a routine inspection. The Navy found several packages containing a total of 30-40 kg of hashish and arrested four Spanish citizens for drug smuggling. The trawler and […]

  • 29 October 2019

    The Netherlands Armed Forces gendarmerie (Koninklijke Marechaussee) has found 11 kilos of cocaine aboard the landing platform dock HNLMS Jophan de Witt following an extensive search. The search took place just days after the ship returned from a deployment to Dutch Overseas Territories in the Caribbean where it took part in relief efforts in the […]

  • 7 February 2014

     HMAS Melbourne has intercepted a shipment of 353 kilograms of what is believed to be heroin during a boarding operation on a suspected drug smuggling dhow off the coast of Tanzania on Wednesday, 5 February 2014.   The drugs are said to be worth $706 million Australian dollars, circa USD 626 million. The ship received […]

  • 8 November 2011

      Another cocaine-carrying submarine was captured on Nov 4 by Colombian Navy with assistance of national air force and US Navy. Last time three submarines carrying drugs were detained in June 2011. According to Colombian Navy’s release, the sub was detected 50 miles off Colombian port Cartagena. During attempt to seize the submarine, the crew […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After a 4 month-deployment in the Caribbean, the Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose Frigate HNLMS Van Amstel arrived to Den Helder on September 23. The ship has been deployed on anti-drug operations and coastguard duties in the Caribbean. Working in collaboration with an American Law Enforcement Detachment, the Dutch Navy vessels conducted anti-drug tasks in the Caribbean. The boarding team had access to […]

  • 28 August 2013

    Earlier this month, the Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Amsterdam charted the infamous drug smuggling route Highway 10 between West Africa and South America. This was done at the request of the European counter-drug organisation Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics (MAOC-N) in Lisbon. Over the past years, drugs have increasingly been reaching the European […]