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CBP-AMO P-3 Orion and partners seize over 15 tons of cocaine

WASHINGTON D.C. — CBP-AMO (Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations) National Air Security Operations Center P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning System aircrews worked with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and international partners to seize 30,535 pounds of cocaine and 7,877 pounds of marijuana in international waters between January 1 and Leer másCBP-AMO P-3 Orion and partners seize over 15 tons of cocaine[…]

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 James offload more than a billion dollar in narcotics

MIAMI —​ USCGC James crew offloaded narcotics (approximately 54,500 pounds of cocaine and 15,800 pounds of marijuana) worth approximately​ $1.06 billion at Port Everglades, Thursday. The ship’s crew set new records during their 90-day patrol for the largest single cocaine interdiction at 10,915 pounds, worth $206.4 million, and the largest single marijuana interdiction at 3,962 Leer másUSCGC James offload more than a billion dollar in narcotics[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

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