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$52 Million In Drugs Seized In Caribbean, Pacific

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The United States Coast Guard cutter Campbell recently offloaded more than $52 million worth of illegal narcotics and 27 suspected smugglers in Fort Lauderdale.

According to the Coast Guard, the vessel’s crew seized the drugs and arrested the suspected smugglers during a 70-day patrol in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Campbell received support in its drug interdiction operations from an embarked MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and its crew from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron.

The cutter Munro and the U.S. Navy missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf CG-55 also assisted.

The anti-narcotics patrols supported the Joint Interagency Task Force South.

On its official Facebook page, the Task Force disclosed that so far in 2024, anti-drug operations prevented 3,355 kg of cocaine, valued at 113 million dollars, from reaching the streets.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. What I want to know is what happens to the contraband when it has been seized by US military personnel. I do appreciate the transparency of drug interdiction but go further and give us proof that the contraband is being destroyed…I do see the benefit of the US putting assets into fighting the spread of illicit drugs in the Caribbean without which, I suspect the Caribbean would be a very different place…now it’s for every Caribbean government to do their part and secure their Nations’ borders…

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