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US Coast Guard offloads $338 million worth of seized cocaine in San Diego

01:20  11 february  2020
01:20  11 february  2020 Source:   latimes.com

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Coast Guard crews seized nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $ 338 million , through eight separate suspected drug smuggling interdictions and disruptions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by four Coast Guard cutters between November 2019 and January 2020

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SAN DIEGO — Two months. Eight stops. About 20,000 pounds of smuggled cocaine, worth roughly $338 million.

a group of people riding on the back of a truck: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded 20,000 pounds of uncut cocaine seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million at Naval Station San Diego on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.   Eight interdictions were made between mid-November and mid-January by the joint efforts of four separate Coast Guard cutter crews: USCG Cutter Munro, USCG CutterThetis, USCG Cutter Resolute, and USCG Cutter Tampa.   The drugs were turned over the DEA.© John Gibbins/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded 20,000 pounds of uncut cocaine seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million at Naval Station San Diego on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Eight interdictions were made between mid-November and mid-January by the joint efforts of four separate Coast Guard cutter crews: USCG Cutter Munro, USCG CutterThetis, USCG Cutter Resolute, and USCG Cutter Tampa. The drugs were turned over the DEA.

On Monday, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter crew docked in San Diego and offloaded the hefty hauls that cutter crews intercepted from boats in the eastern Pacific Ocean carrying bundles of the illegal drug.

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The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded approximately $ 338 million worth of confiscated cocaine in San Diego on Monday. At least eight operations from The shipments smuggled by international cartels was intercepted by the four crews of four cutters. The seized cocaine was offloaded from the cutter

More than 5,000 pounds of cocaine worth over million was seized by the Coast Guard in Central America.

Coast Guard officials said that in eight different incidents between mid-November and mid-January, four of its cutter crews stopped and boarded eight boats in known drug routes at sea and seized nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine. The incidents occurred off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America.

a group of colorful flowers: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded 20,000 pounds of uncut cocaine seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million at Naval Station San Diego on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.   Eight interdictions were made between mid-November and mid-January by the joint efforts of four separate Coast Guard cutter crews: USCG Cutter Munro, USCG CutterThetis, USCG Cutter Resolute, and USCG Cutter Tampa.   The drugs were turned over the DEA.© John Gibbins/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded 20,000 pounds of uncut cocaine seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately $338 million at Naval Station San Diego on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Eight interdictions were made between mid-November and mid-January by the joint efforts of four separate Coast Guard cutter crews: USCG Cutter Munro, USCG CutterThetis, USCG Cutter Resolute, and USCG Cutter Tampa. The drugs were turned over the DEA.

The work was in support of Campaign Martillo, which the Coast Guard said in a news release announcing the hauls is a regional initiative that targets trafficking “that threatens security and prosperity at the national, regional and international levels.”

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On Wednesday, the Coast Guard offloaded more than million worth of seized cocaine . Three Coast Guard cutter crews intercepted garbage bags full of drugs from four suspected smuggling vessels off Mexico, Central and South America. Officials say Coast Guard cutter ‘Alert’ was

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego Wednesday that was seized in international waters over the “This offload reflects the outstanding efforts of the Coast Guard and our partner agencies to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal

According to the Coast Guard, four cutter crews seized the following amounts of cocaine:

— The Thetis had two cases and seized 6,830 pounds.

— The Resolute had one case and took 1,951 pounds.

— The Tampa had two cases and intercepted 4,270 pounds.

— The Munro had three cases and seized 6,680 pounds.

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