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CBP-AMO P-3 Orion crew and SOUTHCOM seized 4.7 tons of cocaine

WASHINGTON D.C. — CBP-AMO (Air and Marine Operations) National Air Security Operations Center P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crews and United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) partners conducted counter-narcotics operations and seized 4.7 tons (9,475 pounds) of cocaine in transit zones between October 1 and November 30, 2021. The coordinated effort between AMO, the federal government, and Leer másCBP-AMO P-3 Orion crew and SOUTHCOM seized 4.7 tons of cocaine[…]

USCGC Hamilton returns home after 72-day patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew returned home Wednesday to Charleston after completing a 72-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean.​ The crew offloaded 26,250 pounds (11,907 kilograms) of cocaine and 3,700 pounds of marijuana worth $504 million Monday at Port Everglades.​ ​ ​ Hamilton’s crew interdicted five Leer másUSCGC Hamilton returns home after 72-day patrol[…]

The largest drug interdiction of USCGC Hamilton history

MIAMI— The largest drug interdiction in USCGC Hamilton history with 26,250 pounds in cocaine and 3,700 pounds in marijuana worth approximately​ 504 million dollar were downloaded yesterday, Monday, at Port Everglades. The Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like Canada along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity of Leer másThe largest drug interdiction of USCGC Hamilton history[…]

USS Sioux City seized 49 million cocaine in the Caribbean

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) with embarked USCG Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 102 seized over $49 million in suspected cocaine, Oct. 11-12, 2021. On Oct. 11, a suspected drug smuggling go-fast vessel (GFV) was spotted by a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and Sioux City was vectored in for an intercept. Leer másUSS Sioux City seized 49 million cocaine in the Caribbean[…]

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HITRON History Series: Coast Guard PA1 JD Lawrence (Ret)

In this documentary series the Coast Guard spoke with JD Lawrence, Aviation Maintenance Technician Petty Officer 1st Class, USCG HITRON (Ret). JD Lawrence retired with over 26 years of military service and was one of the original ten members to stand up Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON). He was one of the first two gunners Leer másHITRON History Series: Coast Guard PA1 JD Lawrence (Ret)[…]

CBP-AMO rescue 3 women victims of human trafficking

RUTLAND, Vt. — A CBP-AMO (Air and Marine Operations) aircrew onboard an AS350 A-Star rescue three women victims of human trafficking activities. During the flight operations the AS-350 aircrew, assigned out of the Plattsburgh, N.Y. Air Unit responded to a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) request for aerial surveillance during interagency search warrants of multiple residences suspected of being linked Leer másCBP-AMO rescue 3 women victims of human trafficking[…]

CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew rescue man

Yuma, Ariz. — CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Yuma Air Branch helicopter aircrews and Ajo Station Border Patrol agents rescue man in distress in Southern Arizona. Last Tuesday, a Yuma Air Branch EC120 helicopter aircrew conducted an aerial patrol in the Mesquite Mountain region of Southwest Arizona. The pilot located a single male who appeared to be Leer másCBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew rescue man[…]

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)[…]

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