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Bertholf Intercepts Suspected Drug Smuggling Boats

One of two seized suspected drug smuggling boats floats in the Pacific Ocean approximately 80 miles off the coast of Guatemala by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, Wednesday, July 8. Two suspected smugglers were apprehended and a bale of cocaine was captured, marking the first drug bust for the newly commissioned cutter.



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This work, Bertholf Intercepts Suspected Drug Smuggling Boats [Image 2 of 2], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.08.2009

Date Posted:07.13.2009 13:38

Photo ID:187157

VIRIN:090713-O-#####-001

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Location:USPACOM, AT SEA

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  • A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf inspects an interdicted go-fast approximately 80 miles off the coast of Guatemala, Thursday, July 9. The boat was one of two suspected drug smuggling boats stopped by the Bertholf during the first drug interdiction for the year-old cutter.
  • 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)
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf's Special Purpose Craft takes an interdicted go-fast vessel in tow after it was stopped, July 8, in international waters approximately 80 miles off the coast of Guatemala. Two go-fast smuggling boats were pursued and interdicted simultaneously during the first drug interdiction for the newly commissioned cutter.
  • CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 2, 2004) Crewmen from the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin are raised from the Caribbean waters in their moter surf boat. It took two of Gallatin's small boats to safely offload all of the cocaine off of the suspect drug smuggling boat. USCG photo by PA2 Donnie Brzuska.

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