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    Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast interdicts suspected smuggling boat, $21.5M worth of cocaine seized [Image 5 of 5]

    Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast interdicts suspected smuggling boat, $21.5M worth of cocaine seized

    PACIFIC OCEAN

    03.15.2020

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    U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

    A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) boarding team member opens a package of suspected contraband to test the substance after the crew interdicted a suspected smuggling vessel while patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean resulting in 1,252 pounds of cocaine seized, worth an estimated $21.5 million, and three suspected smugglers detained, March 15, 2020. On April 1, U.S. Southern Command began enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs in support of Presidential national security objectives supported by numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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    Date Taken: 03.15.2020
    Date Posted: 04.22.2020 16:35
    Photo ID: 6183896
    VIRIN: 200315-G-G0200-1005
    Resolution: 4608x3456
    Size: 5.88 MB
    Location: PACIFIC OCEAN
    Hometown: ASTORIA, OR, US

    Web Views: 135
    Downloads: 10

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