Friday, June 30, 2017

US Coast Guard Cutter Brings 18 Tons of Cocaine into Port of San Diego

Republished From San Diego Tribune by Yaqui

Alameda Based Coast Guard Cutter Waesche

Additional Material from: 
USCG, CBS SF, US News

The drugs brought ashore Thursday from the cutter Waesche (WAY-shee) were seized by the crews of eight Coast Guard cutters in the Eastern Pacific from late March through this month.

The Coast Guard says it has been focusing personnel and resources on known drug transit zones in the Pacific during the last two years.


In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, prepare to offload approximately 18 tons of cocaine at 10th Ave. Marine Terminal in San Diego on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
  
On lookout duty on the deck of the Coast Guard cutter Waesche, Seaman Danielle Sanchez remembers spotting what looked like a silver barracuda gliding low through waves off the Central American coast. 

It was after 2 a.m. on June 8, and Sanchez was nearing the end of her first sea patrol. It was a journey across 12,200 miles of the Eastern Pacific and it led her to a rendezvous with what counter-smuggling  agencies call an “LPV” — a low-profile vessel designed by drug cartels to ride low to the water, aiming to hide from Coast Guard helicopters and cutters.

      The Waesche stalked this LPV for nearly 100 miles.

“When we came up on them, we put the floodlights on them. It looked like a submarine. It was dark out, but it was super cool. Our boat crew was out there, both the small boat that’s hanging out on the side and the one on the fantail,” Sanchez said, pointing to the sleek interceptor vessel at the rear of the cutter.


The “Coasties” boarded the submerged boat — 54 feet long and only six feet wide — and detained four suspected smugglers and 2.79 tons of cocaine, the second-highest seizure at sea by the Coast Guard since October.

On Thursday at San Diego’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, the Alameda-based Waesche unloaded that seizure and 15 more tons of cocaine seized in 17 other raids at sea since March by it and the cutters Valiant, Hamilton, Confidence, Active, Mohawk, Campbell and Dependable.

Called the Western Hemisphere Transit Zone, the area that the cutters patrolled is vast — 6 million square miles, double the size of the continental United States. It runs from California down the western coast of Central and South America and then into the Caribbean Sea in an arc from Cuba to the Lesser Antilles, the string of islands south and east from Puerto Rico to Venezuela.

Counter-narcotics officials estimate that they seize about one out of every four tons of cocaine bound for the United States. About 69 percent of the haul is intercepted in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Federal drug-enforcement officials believe about 90 percent of cocaine shipments to the United States go across the sea at some point in their journey north, but usually are offloaded and then smuggled across the land border with Mexico.

The Coast Guard’s strategy is to “forward deploy” cutters to the waters off Central and South America to nab smugglers soon after they take to sea. 

The Waesche alone interdicted seven narco-boats during its latest mission, capturing about $266 million worth of drugs, according to the cutter’s commander, Capt. James Passarelli. 

In one 60-hour span, the cutter captured four smuggling boats, reflecting an operational tempo that’s doubled for the Coast Guard since 2008.

“This is about taking down the networks,” Passarelli said. “These transnational criminal organizations pose a significant threat to us here at home and to our partners in Central and South America.”

In the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, the Coast Guard set a record for annual cocaine seizures — more than 221 tons worth more than $5.9 billion to the underworld.

48 comments:

  1. WOW @ $29,366 a kilo thats some real expensive blow (figured US Coasties would use US tons @ 2000 lbs). Regardless of the standard law enforcement BS overvaluation that is still a lot of blow and had to hurt.

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    1. it was 33 tons-jus sayin..

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  2. Crime rate is going to go up in the US, Criminals not getting their fix are gonna get cranky.. not to mention the street prize for this shit is going to go up to.. I feel bad for all the junkies.. they don't only hurt themself but the whole community.. I would say good job to the coast guard but nothing changes.

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    1. Just go back to the heroin broda, it is cheaper and at two per the price of one, just keep the Naloxone nearby and a babysitter

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  3. What a waste. I'm definitely not looking forward to partying this 4 day weekend without any yeyo! If possible I'd like to stay up all four nights and five days and then call in sick on Wednesday. Shoot I may have to call in early on Tuesday to beat my supervisor so he doesn't beat me to the day off?

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  4. El Rey zambada, the Flores twins,El niño,chino Anthrax, El chupeta" in Brooklyn mcc,they are all snitching

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    1. There a bunch of rats

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    2. And u forgot serafin zambada too

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    3. Tell us something we dont already know!!

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    4. 9:07 in CROOKLYN, by BridgeGate scene of the crime?
      On the land where them Russian Mobsters have conquered billions of dollars in massive Medicare/Medicaid, and welfare fraud in cahoots with Russian Rabbis and Red Mafiya money launderers and billion dollar real estate investors and fraud artists?
      Well, CROOKLYN must be up to something, maybe making plans for all that revenue to revive some bankrupt pipe dreams...

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    5. El pedo es que salgan pronto los brodas,
      Y que no les tengan mucha envidia las envidiosas.

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  5. Wow that last paragraph saying 221 tons in the fiscal year.That's gotta hurt the cartels.They think they capture a 4th of the loads.If that's the case then it's pretty close to 1,000 tons of coke on the high seas.That's just coke alone!I will bet there's more that travels by land through corrupt Central America because it's safer than the hogh seas but at resk for a 'tumbladore' guys that specoalize in drug ripoffs.

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    1. Well ehh yes Sherlock

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    2. Canna, imagine how much it would cost to buy all their coca leaves from the farmers at the source?
      I bet less than 1% of the cost of chasing cocaine all over the american contiene coast, then it could be legal and free for a total savings of more than 90% of what it costs to chase the WoD windmills...
      Profit for 'someone' always gets protected,

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    3. If you want to make a point, or be taken seriously, grammar, spelling and punctuation are your friends. If, on the other hand, you don't care, then by all means, carry on as usual. :(

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    4. 11:55 you have no doubt this is for you, 11:55
      But 11:55 I don't have the faintest idea who you talking to or about why, 11:55, I don't understand how you are sooo smart.

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    5. My apologies to you 7:15.

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    6. Good point 9:56.

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  6. All those coastguard guys will being snorting all that cocaine. Its a gamut I tell you

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    1. Forget the californication state, that dope is going to be stashed in Texas in case is needed, all thanks to your uncle sammy sam the bull... Lol

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  7. Just on time, supplies were runing low, now it will be like good times are back again.
    But better watch it, heroin ain'gonna just up and disappear, oxi are ready for a new batch of customers with prescriptions to defund and deplete Obamacare once and for all.

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  8. The series, executive produced by Julian P. Hobbs, Elli Hakami, and Anthony Lappé, is a standard TV documentary; there’s the amalgam of interviews, file footage, and dramatic recreations. What’s not standard is the story told on camera by former Drug Enforcement Administration operatives as well as journalists and drug dealers themselves. (One of the reporters is Ryan Grim, The Intercept’s Washington bureau chief and author of “This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.”)

    There’s no mealy mouthed truckling about what happened. The first episode opens with the voice of Lindsay Moran, a one-time clandestine CIA officer, declaring, “The agency was elbow deep with drug traffickers.”

    https://theintercept.com/2017/06/18/the-history-channel-is-finally-telling-the-stunning-secret-story-of-the-war-on-drugs/



    watch the video:
    https://www.history.com/shows/americas-war-on-drugs?gclid=CMu__KTjz9QCFYS3wAodZnwGIQ&cmpid=paidsearch_Americas_War_On_Drugs&s_kwcid=AL!4850!3!200851628081!b!!!!%2Bamericas%20%2Bwar%20on%20%2Bdrugs&ef_id=WUpuKgAAAFpfoCB4:20170621202805:s

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    1. @11:31. Great show. Thanx

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    2. I hope "elbow deep" does not mean up to their eyeballs, and up to their ears that covered their snouts too.
      Lookihere, not all the CIA agents are involved in drug trafficking, but some operatives that come to direct and manage temporarily with a new prezident and bring their own team, "sworn and pledged to Loyalty", can be absolutely corrupt and abuse the "we can't talk about our secrets of state because of our clearances and the "National Security" and get awa with murder, drug trafficking and robbing the US Treasury blind to fatten their blind trusts.
      It is like not all the cuban plumbers that invaded Watergate
      were cubans or CIA at all.
      Take it easy with our American Institutions.

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  9. Ok, so we know how much cocaine was seized but how many criminals were arrested?

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    1. None they either suck at it or they themselves are peddling the dope with the others, then you ask why the price of bitcoin went from low 500s in august last year to over 3000 dollars on june this year. The place is definetely some type of sanctuary for rats getting mega rich from illicit gainings in all parts of the world. Drug traficking, fund embezzlement, rats of all types & ethnicities they all there.

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    2. Didn't Bitcoin get their clock cleaned along with some members funds?
      A few.years ago Iceland investors lost millions of dollars, to a Russian mafioso Felix Sater other international and his russian mafiya partners, kazakhs, taiwanese, chinese, gangsters that also involve building contracts in North Korea. And a few americans...Bloomerg has a few recent articles.

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    3. Like how many government agencies from around the world are happy about some real bad ppl being able to use bitcoin as some ghost bank to make their dirty transactions freely? It's probably matter of time before some real smart geeks break that blockchain network into billions of pieces... Now that would be funny.

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  10. This is all FakeNewss
    All this is a ploy to corner the market, and move the Coke price up $$&. More profits need to be made,
    Now NSA is most likely mad at me for sharing this info on here with you

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    1. 5:44 No te creas tan importanteee...
      But yes, they prolly fed that to you in your sleep,
      through the back door, the dirty tricksting mophakkas.

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  11. Los Gringos nunca la queman, la mayoría son macisos.

    El Pipiripao


    18 tons to flood, south central L.A, and Chicago with crack.

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  12. So the coast guard followed that submarine from central america all the way to san diego?

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  13. My cousin fly's little drones over the San Diego border with a kilo or 2 on the regular..he makes a killing ....u cant stop
    this shit

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    1. 2;53 . yea your right it cant be stopped . Your cousin is a shining example . Whats his name and what street address ? We would like to shake his hand .

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    2. I highly doubt it but to give you benefit of the doubt, why you dry snitching? The feds are watching.

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    3. My cousins name is gamaliel lopez alias el gamma
      He lives in the colonia coyote
      In the street polleros number #216
      But you aint gon du nuthing
      Youre a internet sicario or ninja mall

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  14. All those drugs are still going to be sold on the streets. The CIA will remove them and replace them with fake kilos before they are disposed.

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  15. For every 20 that get snatched if even one goes through they turn a profit. The people connected to the load die of course but theyre not worth anything so...its a win win they make their money and the cops get to rest on their laurels for a while you know take it easy fir a while youve done some hard work you made your bust got on the newspaper bask in the glory dont do too much theyll expect this all the time. Forget about those 44 coming in youll get the next one.

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  16. I'm glad the US Government has taken possession of the drugs. I'm confident it will be disposed properly in short order.

    Who else believes that?

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    1. LOL Probably sold to finance some contras or black ops somewhere in the world.

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  17. I love this . Take em down !!! I know there are so many out there saying "not putting a dent in it" LOL . Every time ton are seized and elsewhere dozens of dirt bag Mexican drug dealer are killed you guys say "there are plenty more where they come from", just sound dumb as hell . I think the Mexican government is improving . Sure there is corruption but not all is corrupt . Even if it is corrupt killing corrupt we could be getting rid of half the evil bastards .

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  18. Who makes these U-boats?
    Could it be German technology?
    It is a pity that the tripulations chose to walk the plank and not one survived.

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  19. NO, article says they followed it for 100 miles before boarding it.
    Start back at the top .
    USCG deploys smaller cutters up and down the coast for the individual seizures.
    The 18 tons is accumulated seizures from the high seas Coast Guard interceptions.
    It was brought into the Port of San Diego on the huge cutter Waesche.

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    1. That's old news,about a month ago!

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    2. I remember I used to get to school loaded with million dollar bills for show and tell.
      I hope the Pope blesses this load and turns it into water, or wine for the bunch of BB alcoholics and derrelicts.
      Man, The Adelictas and the Cugühuilas is going to be so busy, but the guys will have themselves one kilo each.

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  20. and then they will pretend to burn it while the cia are in reality putting it onto the streets. Nothing ever change.

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