to connectVideoUS Coast Guard storms the submarine, to carry the thousands of pounds of drugs
The U. s. Coast Guard and grabs the box and dumps 39,000 pounds of cocaine, 900 pounds of marijuana off the waters of the Columbia; William La Jeunesse reporting.
The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crew will unload more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami on Friday.
The drugs were seized in more than a dozen injunctions against suspected drug-smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific ocean off the coast of Mexico, Central America, and South America, the coast guard said.
The cutter Seneca, seized about 2,800 pounds of cocaine. The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant seizure of about 1,000 pounds, while the cutter Tahoma interdicted approximately £ 2,500.
The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett in the top, commandeering 5,700 pounds of cocaine in the community is said to be.
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“With this set of counter-drug operations are a critical component of the coast guard and the Department of Homeland Security’s mission and to our national security,” Cmdr. John Christensen said.
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The it, Favorite, Feat, Head, and Midgett have been homeported in Boston, Jacksonville, Fla.; Kittery, Maine, and Honolulu, respectively.
In August, the cutter Midgett in the seizure of more than 6,700 kg of cocaine in two separate busts, within five days of each other.
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“These activities will allow us to expand our maritime borders, the weakening of the economic engine of trans-national Criminal Organizations, will contribute to the strengthening of stability and security in our partner countries in Central America, and the fight against the drug epidemic in our communities,” said Christensen, who is the commander of the cutter Seneca.
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“I’m very proud of this team. In the course of the last three months, they rose up to the challenge of conducting operations at sea, and endured many personal sacrifices, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serve our nation,” he added.