USCG Offloads More Than 66.000 Pounds of Cocaine

After more than two months at sea, members aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Stratton spent four hours offloading more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine yesterday they and partner agencies interdicted at sea in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

The crew of the Stratton received the Director’s Award for Sustained Distinguished Service from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy. In the award the crew is recognized for interdicting “eight vessels, including two self-propelled, semi-submerisbles (SPSS), and also disrupted another seven vessels.”

Overall, during their deployment from April to August 2015, Stratton seized or disrupted a total of 16 metric tons of cocaine worth more the $540 million wholesale.

Image: USCG

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