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  • 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 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney, with an embarked US Coast Guard law enforcement detachment team, recently seized an estimated 3,000 pounds of cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In the May 14 operation, a US Navy maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron 26 spotted the low-profile vessel. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 January 2020

    On January 5, 2020, French frigate Courbet (F 712), currently operating in support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), seized 1,500 kg of hashish from a vessel in the Arabian Sea. This is the second seizure for the French Marine Nationale frigate in the last 30 days and the third for CTF 150 since […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) continued its recent string of success by seizing 132 kgs of heroin in the Arabian Sea on March 6. Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Warramunga boarded her third vessel in just four days, interdicting over USD 30 million worth of heroin. Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, CMF’s counter-terrorism and maritime security […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 February 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell concluded its patrol of the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean having seized a total of $80 million dollars worth of cocaine. The cutter returned to its homeport at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, on February 14, following a 61-day counter narcotics patrol. In the span of one month Campbell seized or disrupted […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French Navy frigate FS Floreal intercepted over 520 kgs of illicit drugs while conducting patrols in the international waters of the Arabian Sea on May 28, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said.  Operating under the command of the Pakistan-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Floreal conducted a routine visit to a dhow. Hidden among a cargo […]

  • 28 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked US Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 2,700 kilograms of suspected cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean on May 16.

  • 24 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Defender (D36), a UK Royal Navy destroyer operating in the Gulf of Oman in direct support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), has seized 131 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from a dhow. The operation was carried out in the northern Arabian Sea on December 19, 2019, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said. The suspicious vessel […]

  • 23 December 2013

    On December 18, HMCS Toronto (Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship) successfully prevented a narcotics shipment during a patrol in the Arabian Sea region, within the framework of Operation ARTEMIS. During a recent boarding off the east coast of Africa, HMCS Toronto discovered 506 bags of heroin weighing more than 538 kilograms. The illicit narcotics were then […]

  • 14 January 2019

    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, […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    On 5 March 2018, the French Marine Nationale destroyer Jean de Vienne seized over four tons of hashish during an operation in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said. Jean de Vienne’s seizure is the third for CTF150 in recent days. Together with Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Warramunga, the […]

  • 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, […]

  • 25 March 2016

    A U.S. Coast guard vessel seized around 5,800 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $193,939,000 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on March 2. The action, directed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations agents, lead to the arrest of four drug traffickers. The crew aboard a P-3 Long Range Tracker detected a self-propelled semi-submersible […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Industry news

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto successfully disrupted her fifth – and by far the largest – narcotics shipment since March of this year as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea. During the search and inspection of a vessel by the ship’s naval boarding team on May 30th, Toronto’s crew recovered approximately […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    An illicit weapons shipment containing 2,521 AK-47 automatic rifles was seized by USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) on August 28, the US Navy confirmed.  As Naval Today earlier reported, the weapons were found aboard an unflagged dhow in the Gulf of Aden. As informed, the full count follows an initial estimate of more than 1,000 […]

  • 8 June 2016

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender on June 7 seized over a metric tonne of high grade hashish being trafficked across the Indian Ocean. Operating with the Royal Navy-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Defender intercepted a suspect fishing dhow off the south coast of Oman. A search of the vessel found 51 bales, each weighing 20kg, […]

  • 12 July 2016

    The captain and first officer of an ocean going tug boat have been found guilty of drug trafficking following the biggest ever UK seizure of class A drugs. The cocaine, with an estimated potential street value of £512 million once adulterated, was found hidden on board the Tanzanian flagged MV Hamal in April 2015. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 March 2017

    U.S. Navy destroyer USS Laboon made its second drug bust in five days, seizing 500 kg of hashish in the Arabian Sea on March 17. In the previous interception from March 13, Laboon intercepted a small stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, seizing 270 kg of heroin. Another ship from CTF 150, […]

  • 15 March 2017

    U.S. Navy destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) seized 270 kilograms of heroin from a small stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea March 13. The dhow was intercepted after having been tracked by a helicopter from the Royal Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria. Both Laboon and RFA Fort Victoria are part of the Combined […]

  • 17 December 2015

    In her third drug seizure so far, HMAS Melbourne has intercepted another 216 kilograms of high-grade heroin in the Middle East worth around  $64 million (USD $46.1 million). The heroin was transferred to Melbourne for further analysis. The seizure takes the Royal Australian Navy’s narcotics haul since February 2014 to over 5 tonnes and to almost […]

  • 5 February 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga carried out another successful drug interdiction operation on February 1, bringing the total value of drugs seized by the crew since November 2017 to over AU$1 billion. The latest operation took place in the Western Indian Ocean and resulted in the seizure of 414 kilograms of heroin valued in […]

  • 30 September 2013

    Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Bahamian Police Force Drug Enforcement Unit and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), located 67 bales of marijuana on Little Farmer’s Cay in the Exuma island chain of the Bahamas, Friday. The seizure is the second in a week and is a direct result […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A UK Navy-led team from Portsmouth are heading back to the UK after leading a multinational force of warships in the Gulf which achieved seven significant heroin and hashish seizures.   Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) is in charge of maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean and aims to deter terrorism and promote peace […]

  • 26 June 2014

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), intercepted approximately two tons of cocaine being smuggled aboard two fishing vessels while on routine patrol off the coast of Central America.   The Coast Guard LEDET on board directed the Vandegrift’s Visit, Board, Search and […]

  • 28 June 2017

    The French-UK led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 seized nearly two tons of narcotics in the last two months during an operation called Southern Surge. The seizures included 1250 kg of heroin and 455 kg of hashish. Narcotics trafficking, particularly heroin, has long been associated with funding terrorism. It is estimated by the UN Office […]