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  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents and interagency partners intercepted more than 3,400 pounds of cocaine during two separate at-sea interdictions off the coast of Central America. The wholesale value of the seized drugs is tens of millions of dollars. On Sept. 12, a Jacksonville-based OAM aircrew aboard a P-3 […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded some 18 tons of cocaine seized in 18 separate interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March 2017 through June 2017. The cocaine was offloaded in San Diego on Thursday by the crew of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Waesche. “Our nation faces significant threats posed by transnational organized crime networks that spread […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Philippine Navy seized a foreign cargo vessel involved in illegal actions. M/V AN BIEN-89-ALCI was stopped west of Pata Island, Sulu, on February 22. Naval Task Unit boarded the vessel and found that it was smuggling rice from Vietnam. The vessel arrived on Thursday and, before it was searched, unloaded some of its cargo. The authorities […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) seized close to 5 tons of narcotics from a stateless vessel in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden on January 24. Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team conducted a flag verification boarding and seized 4,700 kilograms of hashish in the process. This is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities

    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 August 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Friesland has seized 406 kilos of cocaine from a vessel in a joint operation with the Sint Maarten coast guard. The drugs were seized on Thursday after a suspect vessel was spotted by Friesland’s NH90 helicopter. According to the Dutch Navy, the intercepted vessel attracted attention due to […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Authorities

    After several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized more than 13 tons of cocaine, the crew of USCGC Midgett offloaded the contraband at Naval Base San Diego on February 16. The cocaine was seized in international waters off the coast of Central and South America by crews of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Sherman, Tahoma, Midgett, Diligence and […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Warramunga aced her third Arabian Sea drug interception in two weeks on January 7, bringing the total value of drugs seized to an estimated value of AU$629 million. The latest operation saw the frigate’s crew seize 111 kilograms of heroin valued at $33 million. Overall, Warramunga has seized […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized over 2,000 kg of hashish in her sixth drugs bust in three months. The Portsmouth-based warship seized the hashish just days after seizing 49 kilos of heroin. The suspect vessel was spotted by the warship’s Wildcat helicopter during a night-time sortie. After closing in on the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 January 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Authorities

    Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces achieved a record number of drug interceptions in a four-month span, with 10 drug seizures totaling over 3,300 kilograms of heroin, cocaine, cannabis resin and hashish since March. It started with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) on March 2, when […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities

    Sri Lanka Navy arrested four Indian nationals in an attempt to smuggle 165 kilograms of Cannabis. Naval craft of the North Central Naval Command which were on routine patrol arrested the suspected smugglers in the seas north-west of the Thalai-mannar in the early hours of July 14, 2015. The authorities also seized a dhow and fishing gear […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Authorities

    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, […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over 3.1 tons of hashish in the Arabian Sea during an operation that took place on January 8 and 9. The seized drugs are worth an estimated $155 million and are the first narcotics seized by a Combined Maritime Forces member in 2019. The fishing vessel, known as a dhow, […]

  • 29 December 2015
    Authorities

    According to the Colombian Navy’s facts and figures for 2015, cocaine interdiction alone allowed the navy to prevent $2 billion dollars from reaching the pockets of narco-terrorist groups. The Navy seized nearly 87 tons of cocaine and four semi-submersible transport craft. Considering that the construction of a semi-submersible can cost between US $ 500,000 and a million dollars, this […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities

    During an operation carried out north of Bahia Solano (Chocó), the Colombian Navy seized 195 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.   The vessel MV “Ivama”, used to transport the goods, was heading toward the coast of the Republic of Panama. The boat and the seized material was transported to the facilities of the Coast Guard Station in […]

  • 29 August 2014

    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 […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]