Friday, September 20, 2019

US Coast Guard Offloads 12,000 Pounds of Cocaine in Miami, Florida

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: US Coast Guard

MULTIMEDIA RELEASE: Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami      U.S. Coast Guard sent this Bulletin at 09/20/2019 01:36 PM EDT     Multimedia Release

The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami.

The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters:

The cutter Seneca was responsible for two cases, seizing approximately 2,800 pounds of cocaine.

The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC-908) was responsible for three interdictions seizing approximately 2,500 pounds of cocaine.

The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL-757) was responsible for two cases, seizing approximately 5,700 pounds of cocaine.

The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) was responsible for one case, seizing approximately 1,000 pounds of cocaine.

"These down range counter-drug operations are a vital component to the Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security's mission and our national security. These operations enable us to extend our maritime borders, weaken the economic engine of Transnational Criminal Organizations, contribute to enhancing stability and security across our partner nations within Central America, and they combat the drug epidemic within our local communities," said Cmdr. John Christensen, commanding officer of the cutter Seneca. "I am exceptionally proud of this crew.  Over the course of the last three months they rose above the challenges of conducting operations at sea, persevered through many personal sacrifices and showed an unwavering dedication to serving our nation."

The cutter Seneca’s crew along with those of the other ships conducted operations targeting transnational criminal organizations in conjunction with Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Department of Defense, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Justice, and a number of other Coast Guard aircraft. The cutter Seneca’s presence and efforts are critical to disrupting and dismantling the transnational criminal organizations that attempt to smuggle these drugs through the ocean and into Central and North America.

The cutter Seneca is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Boston. The cutter Tahoma is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Kittery, Maine. The cutter Midgett is a 418-foot national security cutter homeported in Honolulu. The cutter Valiant is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Jacksonville, Florida. 

9 comments:

  1. Do you think they really destroy all of this or does someone along the chain, put some aside for resell. I know everyone says the government resells it but we don’t have concrete proof of that in the US. Any former LEO have any input?

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    1. Current LEO , So chain of custody is pretty strict.photos are taken immediately of where it was found in place because its evidence. Honestly I make sure my movements and arrival to evidence is logged and recorded and have a partner. bodycam is on during the entirety and back to evidence so there is no doubt. Honestly anything less would be scrutinized immediately or camera is shut off. If you have the inclination to take, repurpose, sell than you shouldn't be a cop. Let's say you you have a dirt bag snitch sell it for you. somehow someway it will come back to you. Plus you are with other fellow officers. So it would have to be a conspiracy. It's an insane prospect. So ligitmatally you would throw your career away and would have to sell some insane amount to be even close to be worth it. But now your a liar and thief and a drug dealer. Like I dont know anyone that is a cop that it would be tempting. An ex-cop that now is a criminal is not respected by the cops or the criminals. BTW anything that heavyweight the FEDs are with you and take the case and defeats anything like that. Not to mention chain of custody for them is very strict and by the numbers. Ludicrous to think this was even brought up but here you go. #onlyinmovies

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  2. They seize that amount but imagine what gets through.

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  3. Good job !!! Finally some good news. Shouldn't take long for it to turn into another French Connection. Some creep in their organization has just put up a For Sale sign. 12,000 pounds of blow will attract many flies. Mark my words.

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  4. A vital component so desperately needed to combat drugs in America indeed.
    Yet the flow of drugs never seems to have an end in sight.

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  5. Drugs brought into Miami legally, what follows is stealing them back and delivering them to their rightful owners, it is all about billions and billions of dollars in the bank..

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  6. All these busts and still our streets, schools, parks and homes are flooded with cheaper, stronger and more plentiful drugs than ever!

    The WoD sure has big time winners: the suppliers of the coast guard, the DEA, FBI and all other law enforcement agencies in the nation are earning billions in tax payer money.

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    1. 5:34 Do you have a better idea genius? Have you ever risked your life? No.another BB newbie millennial pussy.

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  7. Now that's a party!

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