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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[…]

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MD 530F for California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Mesa, Ariz., Nov. 9, 2021 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of a new MD 530F to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency’s first aircraft, the helicopter’s primary mission is to seek out and eliminate cannabis cultivation on public land and assist in the cleaning up the destruction caused by Leer másMD 530F for California Department of Fish and Wildlife[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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