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Cutter Bertholf drug interdiction

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - A bale of cocaine interdicted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf is checked into evidence, Thursday, July 9, 2009. The bale was siezed during the cutter's disruption of a major drug smuggling operation where two go-fast smuggling boats were pursued and interdicted. The drug bust was the first for the year-old cutter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Anderson)



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This work, Cutter Bertholf drug interdiction, by PO3 Michael Anderson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.09.2009

Date Posted:12.12.2013 01:57

Photo ID:1092140

VIRIN:090709-G-#####-059

Resolution:2844x3984

Size:2.75 MB

Location:EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN, USPACOM, AT SEA

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