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Coast Guard HITRON history series: Captain Tony Tangeman (Retired)

In this HITRON history series, the USCG spoke with Tony Tangeman (retired Captain). He was the chief of law enforcement for the Coast Guard and the project manager for the proof of concept team that determined the use helicopters to stop the fast vessels dedicated to narcotics smuggling. This project led to the formation of Leer másCoast Guard HITRON history series: Captain Tony Tangeman (Retired)[…]

CBP P-3 Orion crews (AMO) and partners seize nearly 9 tons of cocaine

WASHINGTON D.C. — CBP (Customs and Border Protection) AMO (Air and Marine Operations) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews and United States Southern Command partners conducted three counter-narcotics operations in July and August that disrupted 17,620 pounds of cocaine, denying transnational criminal organizations operating in drug source Leer másCBP P-3 Orion crews (AMO) and partners seize nearly 9 tons of cocaine[…]

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection seized 15 million in cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico​ — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection seized 15 million dollar in cocaine, the drug was offloaded in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan Leer másCoast Guard, Customs and Border Protection seized 15 million in cocaine[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski

In this USCG HITRON History Documentary Series, the Coast Guard speak with Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Dechmerowski, an avionics electrical technician. Dechmerowski and the first female gunner of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron. The HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski[…]

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