Seized cocaine

$24 million drug bust

What happens when the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Royal Netherlands Navy work together? A $24 million drug bust. The multi-agency seizure of 1,517 pounds of cocaine – estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $24 million – all began with a suspicious go-fast vessel.

Webber offload

Seized: $27 million worth of cocaine

While on a law enforcement patrol in the western Caribbean Sea Gallatin’s crew seized 2,200 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated value of $27 million. The crew of Gallatin located a 68-foot fishing vessel in the western Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013, and launched their response boat. The response boat crew boarded the vessel, locating the cocaine and detaining three suspected smugglers.

Operational Integration Center opening

Strengthening partnerships, improving border security

The importance of integrated joint operation centers to strengthen partnerships, improve information sharing and facilitate prompt coordination of response resources is a familiar topic on the Compass. Today’s opening of a new Operational Integration Center (OIC) at Selfridge Air National […]