Thursday, October 17, 2019

92 M cocaine seized in San Diego

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat LAT Video Fox San Diego



The Coast Guard offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine — worth an estimated $92 million — in San Diego on Wednesday, contraband that the military branch seized in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Between late July and early October, crews from three Coast Guard cutters, a term used to describe a Coast Guard vessel at least 65 feet long, intercepted the drugs from four suspected smuggling vessels off Mexico and Central and South America.

The crew aboard the cutter Alert was responsible for two cases, seizing about 4,000 pounds of cocaine, according to the Coast Guard. Alert is a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter based in Astoria, Ore.

The crew on Robert Ward, a 154-foot fast-response cutter based in San Pedro, seized about 1,500 pounds of cocaine during one incident. Seneca, a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter based in Boston, seized about 1,400 pounds of cocaine in one case.

“The eastern Pacific Ocean is a challenging environment, especially on a ship that is in her 50th year of service, yet this crew persevered to disrupt the illegal flow of narcotics that fuels instability in Central and South America,” Cmdr. Tyson Scofield, Alert’s commanding officer, said in a statement. “The counter-drug mission is as important now as it has ever been, and these brave men and women can return home after a 69-day patrol knowing they made a difference.”

The Coast Guard said in a news release that it has increased the U.S. and allied presence in the eastern Pacific and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere strategy.

During at-sea interdictions in international waters, a suspect vessel is located and tracked by allied, military or law enforcement personnel. The interdictions, including the actual boarding, are led and conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard.

15 comments:

  1. it costs me £70 for 1gram of high purity cocaine in scotland



    Scottish guy

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    1. wow..I can get a kilo for about $24K...sounds like we might have a business opportunity.

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    2. 50 bones here in phx Az

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    3. It seems as if prices have gone up...Im out of the game but I know that in 1999 in Seattle I was buying pure cocaine from Mexicans for $100 a 1/8 ounce.
      I could triple my money and still get high...oh to be young again.

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    4. Sorry over here we don't deal in Libras pounds.

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    5. Haha it's $350 a gram here in Australia, work that out.

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  2. Okay, so 6,800 lbs. x 16 ozs. x 28 grams = 3,046,400 grams x 70 pounds = $2,132,480,000 sterling pounds in total confiscated coke.

    Today's exchange rate is 0.78 pound sterling per 1 dollar. All we need to see is that 70 sterling pounds is almost 100 dollars, what our Scottish friend is paying for a gram. If this confiscation occurred in Scotland, it would be evaluated at $100 x 3,046,400 grams , or $304,640,000 total US worth. With DEA saying $92,000,000, our Scottish friend would pay $30.20/gram or $23.56 sterling pounds. Wholesale vs. retail, about 400%.

    Our Scottish friend needs to come to San Diego it appears.

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  3. Excellent ūüĎć another CJNG suezure that is great. Now some heads are going to row.

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    1. Why would you think it was CJNG?

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  4. My advice to you chap is to move to the good old us so you can save money on your cocaine

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  5. And it didn't even make a dent in supply!

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  6. The war on drugs has miserably failed. Time to legalize every drug. Quality control it, regulate it, tax it, and use that money for health/rehab/addiction programs. It is time to take away these billions of dollars in drug profits away from the drug cartels. Without this money, cartels will no longer be able to bribe/corrupt/pay off politicians. No longer will there be need of American guns in Mexico as cartels won’t be competing for a business that is now regulated by the government. This will bring stability and peace to a Narco-State such as Mexico. And any country that is plagued by drugs for that matter. It won’t happen overnight, but a slow progress just like when Prohibition ended in the US. I can’t recall recently any shootouts amongst gangs in the US over who’s turf it is to be selling Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, or any booze. Nor can I remember myself ever buying a 6-pack of beer from my ‘dealer’. I go in store where I buy liquor that is regulated and consistent in quality, and I pay taxes on it. That’s how the war on drugs will be won. And for all the naysayers on “everybody will become junkies”, ask yourself this; If heroin is legal tomorrow and sold in a store, will you start shooting up? What about cigarettes, do you smoke?! I don’t, because I know the health risks associated with smoking. But cigarettes are sold in stores too. Personal choice. Just sayin’..

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  7. 532 making the drugs legal..you are way off the chart, if that were to happen (never), then the cartels would resort to other money making... extortion, kidnapping, fuel theft, property theft. Many areas need to be covered, but hey thanks for your input.

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    1. 532 so your point is no rules for society??
      Let’s rob banks drive too fast steal from employers ...
      Heroin and cigarettes???
      Lol

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    2. Yeah if heroin is in a store with cigarettes ALOT more people would shoot up.... and drive or try too

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