USCG Cutter Offloads 14 Tons of Cocaine in San Diego

USCG Cutter Offloads 14 Tons of Cocaine in San Diego

US Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returned to San Diego on Thursday with more than 28,000 pounds (approx. 14 tons) of cocaine worth over USD 424 million seized in 19 separate interdictions by US and Canadian forces in drug transit zones near Central and South America.

Coast Guard boarding teams operating from numerous Coast Guard cutters and US Navy and Royal Canadian Navy vessels made the seizures.

During at-sea busts in international waters, a suspect vessel is initially located and tracked by allied military or law enforcement aircraft or vessels. The actual interdictions, including the boarding, search, seizures and arrests, are led and conducted by US Coast Guardsmen.

US Coast Guard, US Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships have seized more cocaine in the last six months than in all of fiscal year 2014. US and allied forces operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean near Central and South America have seized more than 56,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than USD 848 million and apprehended more than 101 suspected smugglers.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

CruiseConnect Global 2019

Attend CrewConnect Global and stay on for the CruiseConnect Summit to take part in an industry-wide conversation focused…

read more >

CEDA Dredging Days 2019

CEDA Dredging Days programme will follow its successful format of contributed peer-reviewed…

read more >

Offshore Wind Europe 2019

#OWEU19 is a meeting place for governments, developers and suppliers to grow the confidence in wind power. Perfect to grow your business by securing new customers, meeting officials and industry heads.

read more >

6th Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibit

This year’s edition will have a revamped programme for attendees.

read more >