MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The USA Coast Guard says it has seized practically 970 kilos of cocaine and 550 kilos of marijuana price an estimated US$13.5 million within the Caribbean Sea.
It stated the medication had been seized off the coasts of Jamaica, Haiti and Colombia, and represented three separate circumstances involving suspected drug-smuggling vessels.
The US Coast Guard stated the cutter Raymond Evans was accountable for one case, seizing an estimated 550 kilos of marijuana and that the cutter Spencer was concerned within the seizure of 970 kilos of cocaine off the coast of Colombia.
“This was our first deployment outside of the Florida Straits in 18 months, and I’m extremely proud of my crew for the work they did over the past few weeks to make this patrol successful,” stated Lt Patrick Frost, commanding officer of the cutter Raymond Evans.
“It was thrilling to train the capabilities of the quick response cutter within the Caribbean counter-drug narcotics mission, and we’re honoured to have performed a task within the first drug interdiction for Raymond Evans,” he added.
The US Coast Guard stated the interdiction accomplished by the cutter Raymond Evans crew was “part of a recent inter-agency operation to increase intelligence and targeting capabilities in order to disrupt criminal organisations in the Caribbean Sea and secure approaches to the US along the southern border”.
The cutter Raymond Evans crew collaborated with US Division of Homeland Safety parts to interdict suspected drug smugglers off the coast of Jamaica, the US Coast Guard stated.
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