Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,100 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter James seized more than 3,100 pounds of cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $53.5 million from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime patrol aircraft spotted a suspected smuggling vessel and diverted the crew aboard the Coast Leer másCoast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,100 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast[…]

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned to Charleston Thursday following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo, in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the James’ crew, along with members from Tactical Law Enforcement Team-South, Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, and multiple partner agencies, contributed to the interdiction of seven drug-smuggling vessels and were responsible for the Leer másCoast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol[…]

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