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CBP-AMO seize 1.3 tons of cocaine in eastern Pacific

WASHINGTON D.C. — An CBP-AMO (Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations) National Air Security Operations MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) crewed by AMO personnel and Coast Guard (USCG) members worked with Joint Interagency Task Force South and international partners to seize 2,646 pounds of cocaine and detain three people in the Eastern Pacific on Leer másCBP-AMO seize 1.3 tons of cocaine in eastern Pacific[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

Coast Guard seizes 7.5 dollar million in cocaine, Caribbean Sea

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard seized 250 kilograms of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea, with an estimated wholesale value of 7.5 million dollar. The USCGC Reef Shark transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded the drug at Coast Guard Base San Juan Saturday, following USCGC Kathleen Moore’s interdiction of a go-fast smuggling Leer másCoast Guard seizes 7.5 dollar million in cocaine, Caribbean Sea[…]

HITRON History Series: Kevin Gavin, Capt. USCG (Ret)

In this documentary series, the USCG spoke with Captain Kevin Gavin (Retired) from HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Gavin was the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Commanding Officer from 2014-17. He was also stationed at HITRON as a line pilot from 2000-03 when the unit was just getting started. Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron operations started as Leer másHITRON History Series: Kevin Gavin, Capt. USCG (Ret)[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns to homeport

KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) returned to their homeport of Key West following a 75-day patrol throughout the Caribbean Sea in support of U.S. Southern Command Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Coast Guard 7th District. During the patrol, the Mohawk crew interdicted three suspected drug vessels, detained 15 suspected drug smugglers and Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns to homeport[…]

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