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  • 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 August 2017

    The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded an estimated 3.1 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades on Monday. U.S. Coast Guard cutter Escanaba offloaded the $85 million worth of cocaine following a number of drug interdictions made by U.S. and allies in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. “The offload today represents the combined efforts of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 June 2017

    The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport on June 6 after seizing an estimated $147 million worth of cocaine. They also assisted in the removal of another $170 million of contraband interdicted by other Coast Guard cutters and apprehending 10 suspected drug smugglers. The cutter Valiant crew seized five drug-laden […]

  • 9 May 2018

    The Guatemalan Navy, working with the US Coast Guard, intercepted the largest cocaine shipment in Guatemala’s history some 300 nautical miles off its coast. According to a Guatemalan Armed Forces statement on May 8, the narcotics were intercepted aboard a Tanzania-flagged cargo ship. Following the operation, the vessel was berthed at the Puerto Quetzal port […]

  • 11 December 2018

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized £1.6m of narcotics on the infamous ‘smack track’ – the heroin smuggling route between the Makran Coast of Iran and Pakistan and East Africa. Less than two weeks after seizing three tons of cannabis on the so-called ‘hash highway’, the Portsmouth-based destroyer pounced on a dhow […]

  • 26 April 2018

    US and Colombian navy and coast guard personnel intercepted a drug-smuggling fiberglass low-profile go-fast vessel (LPGFV) which caught fire during the high speed chase. The operation took place earlier this month and involved the US Coast Guard’s air and marine operations P-3 aircraft, US Navy coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and the Colombian Navy ship […]

  • 8 December 2017

    The US Coast Guard offloaded close to 12.4 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades, Florida, on December 7. The drugs were offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Escanaba but are the result of several interdictions in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean between mid-October and late November. The drugs are worth an […]

  • 9 July 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga returned home on July 8, concluding a record-breaking deployment to the Middle East. Minister for defense, Senator Marise Payne, joined Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, on the wharf to congratulate the crew on their record breaking deployment. During the nine months in the region, Warramunga’s crew seized a […]

  • 4 February 2019

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea. The Australian Navy said the seizures were worth approximately AU$105 million and AU$103.5 million respectively. The interceptions took place on 28 and 29 January 2019 as part of […]

  • 20 June 2018

    French Navy frigate FS Nivôse has seized over 250 kilograms from a suspected vessel in her first month of operations as part of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150). The narcotics were seized in a June 8 operation in which the crew of Nivôse boarded and inspected a dhow off the coast of Somalia. The sailors […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 April 2015

    In a closely coordinated operation undertaken by the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a boat carrying a large quantity of narcotics was apprehended in international waters, off the coast of Gujarat on April 20. The operation also resulted in the apprehension of eight Pakistani nationals manning the boat. The operation was launched on April 18, based […]

  • 23 May 2014

    HMAS Darwin has again intercepted a suspected drug smuggling vessel operating in international waters, seizing 786 kilograms of narcotics with an estimated street value of $30 million. 
   Darwin’s boarding parties boarded the suspicious dhow in the Arabian Sea and spent approximately 23 hours searching for and uncovering the drugs. 
 Darwin’s Commanding Officer, […]

  • 18 January 2013

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard team leveraged the capabilities of partner nations and the interagency to intercept a small drug trafficking vessel and confiscated more than 600 pounds of cocaine while on patrol in U.S. 4th Fleet while conducting Operation Martillo Jan. 4. The estimated […]

  • 26 January 2018

    A New Zealand Defence Force aircraft and an Australian Navy frigate joined forces in the Western Indian Ocean to interdict 915 kilos of heroin worth AUD$274 million. A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 aircraft detected a suspicious vessel on January 23 prompting a boarding and investigation by the crew in Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS […]

  • 12 May 2017

    Royal Australia Navy frigate HMAS Arunta seized some 250 kilograms of heroin from a vessel off the coast of Africa. The interdiction took place on May 10 in the waters of the Indian Ocean. This is also Arunta’s second narcotic interdiction since she joined counter-terrorism operations in December last year. Following detection by a Royal New Zealand […]

  • 2 August 2018

    The first of two Australian Navy Cape-class patrol boats – ADV Cape Fourcroy – helped seize approximately 600 kilograms of cocaine and arrest two men in an operation on August 1. The operation was headed by the Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) in collaboration with Maritime Border Command (MBC) – a multi-agency taskforce within the […]

  • 15 November 2017

    US Coast Guard cutter Spencer has offloaded some 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin in Port Everglades, Florida, on Tuesday. The offloaded drugs were seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean and are worth an estimated $300 million wholesale, according to the US Coast Guard. The interdictions were made by multiple US […]

  • 5 June 2017

    The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday. Worth an estimated $32.5 million dollars wholesale, the cocaine was seized in a May 25 interdiction in waters off the southern coast of Puerto Rico. According to U.S. Coast Guard, three suspected smugglers, all Dominican nationals, have been turned over to […]

  • 15 July 2019

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat returned to its Perth homeport on July 14, following a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The frigate’s 200 officers and sailors worked together with the international Combined Maritime Forces to seize nearly 20 tonnes of illicit drugs worth an estimated AUD$1.41 billion. Ballarat’s illicit drug seizures included approximately […]

  • 14 August 2017

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) seized over 800 kilos of cocaine on August 2, off the coast of Central America. According to the US Southern Command, the destroyer conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility when the destroyer’s embarked Sikorsky MH-60R multi-mission helicopter sighted a small boat with […]

  • 14 July 2020

    The US Navy’s Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport, Florida, on July 11, following its maiden deployment to the US 4th Fleet area of operations.

  • 25 February 2014

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Naval Support Ship RFA Wave Knight has seized cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of £8.5 million in her second successful counter narcotics operation within three weeks.   While on patrol in the Caribbean Sea on the 11th of February the crew of Wave Knight detected a suspect speedboat operating in […]

  • 21 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) coordinated efforts with USS Princeton (CG 59), Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 75 and the Mexican navy to retrieve 186 bales of marijuana, June 16, which were apparently destined for the United States. “The coordinated response of all hands involved […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal UK Navy warship HMS Northumberland has carried out a number of boardings of suspect vessels in the Middle East as part of her maritime security patrols in the region.   Working under the command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) on counter-narcotic operations with Combined Task Force 150, teams of Royal Marine and Royal Navy […]

  • 25 April 2016

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returned home to Alameda on Friday, 22nd of April, after seizing $329 million in cocaine during a successful 95-day counter narcotics deployment. The 126-person Alameda-based crew of the Cutter Bertholf interdicted nine smuggling vessels, detained 22 suspected narcotraffickers, and seized over 20,000 pounds of illegal narcotics […]

  • 27 October 2014

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Darwin received one of the top awards at 2014 Navy Safety Awards at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney recently. The award was granted for the safe disposal of large quantities of illegal narcotics seized while the guided missile frigate was deployed on Operation SLIPPER in the Persian Gulf earlier this […]

  • 14 June 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta interdicted 260kg of heroin in the north Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa on June 8. This is the frigate’s third drug interception as part of operation Manitou. The drugs were intercepted after the ship’s embarked Seahawk helicopter detected the suspicious dhow on June 7 during a planned surface search. The […]