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)[…]

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: Capt. Walter Reger

In this documentary series, we spoke with retired Coast Guard Capt. Walter Reger, he was the third commanding officer of HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Coast Guard HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations primarily used “go-fast” boats, high-speed smuggling vessels Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: Capt. Walter Reger[…]

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