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CBP-AMO and partners seize 17 tons of cocaine

WASHINGTON. Thu, Jan, 19, 2023 —  CBP-AMO (Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations), with federal and international partners, seized more than 17 tons of cocaine and 688 kg of marijuana in international waters between November 1 and December 31, 2022, denying criminal organizations an estimated $77.3 million in proceeds. Multiple significant seizure events involving Leer másCBP-AMO and partners seize 17 tons of cocaine[…]

USCGC Bertholf and HITRON seized $14M in cocaine

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) and HITRON crews returned to Alameda with $14M seized in cocaine after traveling over 18,000 nautical miles during a 77-day counter-narcotics patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Saturday. Bertholf’s crew conducted multiple boardings of suspected drug-smuggling vessels while patrolling international waters off the coasts of Central and Leer másUSCGC Bertholf and HITRON seized $14M in cocaine[…]

CBP-AMO P-3 aircrews and partners seize 11 tons of narcotics

WASHINGTON — CBP-AMO worked with their federal and international partners to seize 11 tons of narcotics (nearly 21,000 pounds of cocaine and 1,300 pounds of marijuana) in international waters between October 1 and November 17, denying transnational criminal organizations an estimated $396 million in proceeds. CBP-AMO (U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations) Leer másCBP-AMO P-3 aircrews and partners seize 11 tons of narcotics[…]

CBP-AMO seizes 20 million of cocaine from a vessel near Guayama

PONCE, Puerto Rico — CBP-AMO (US Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations) agents seized Monday 1,987pounds (901.2 kilos) of cocaine from a vessel attempting to reach the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. The estimated street value of the contraband is $20.7 million. “Even as we mourn our fallen colleague, our determination remains steadfast Leer másCBP-AMO seizes 20 million of cocaine from a vessel near Guayama[…]

CBP-AMO and partners seize 3 tons of cocaine in one week

WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (CBP-AMO) worked with their federal and international partners to seize 5,893 pounds of cocaine in international waters Oct. 6 and 11, denying transnational criminal organizations an estimated $111.4 million USD in proceeds. On Oct. 6, a National Air Security Operations (NASO) Center P-3 Airborne Early Warning crew Leer másCBP-AMO and partners seize 3 tons of cocaine in one week[…]

CBP-AMO UH-60 aircrew rescue two persons after Hurricane Fiona

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — CBP-AMO (Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations) UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews immediately started Monday to use its new capabilities to hoist and rescue two persons near a motel in Cabo Rojo that were stranded by the record-breaking flooding resulting from Hurricane Fiona. “Due to operational needs, the CAMB’s involvement Leer másCBP-AMO UH-60 aircrew rescue two persons after Hurricane Fiona[…]

CBP-AMO seize over 77 tons of narcotics to date in FY22

WASHINGTON, D.C. — CBP-AMO (Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations) worked with their federal and international partners to seize over 77 tons of narcotics to date in FY22. Concretely 121,667 pounds of cocaine and 33,226 pounds of marijuana was seized in international waters through the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2022, denying transnational Leer másCBP-AMO seize over 77 tons of narcotics to date in FY22[…]

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to hold change-of-command

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Capt. Janet D. Espino-Young is scheduled to relieve Capt. Mark R. Vlaun, as the Sector Commander of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Thursday, during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Commander of Coast Guard 7th District Rear Adm. Brendan C. McPherson​ will preside over the ceremony. Espino-Young reports to Sector Jacksonville from Coast Guard District Leer másCoast Guard Sector Jacksonville to hold change-of-command[…]

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