RCN & US Coast Guard Offload 5,100 lbs of Cocaine in San Diego

December 7, 2018 – A Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team member puts a bale of cocaine on a pallet as U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Dec. 7, 2018, worth nearly $70 million wholesale, in San Diego following a 49­ day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton with an embedded U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment. The cocaine was seized in international waters off the coast of Central and South America…

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U.S., Canadian officials meet on emerging threat from drug traffickers

U.S. forces and international partners continue to see new smuggling tactics by transnational organized crime networks in the eastern Pacific Ocean including vessels specifically constructed for purposes of smuggling narcotics and other illicit contraband.  Senior officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Southern Command and the Canadian Armed Forces are meeting in San Diego this week to discuss  tactics of transnational crime networks and international efforts to combat the threat posed by these criminal organizations. These senior officials include: • U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander, Pacific Area •…

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HMCS Nanaimo Completes Operation Caribbe Tasking & Returns to Esquimalt December 15th

The success of HMCS Nanaimo and the embarked United States Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) continued when they recently assisted in seizure of approximately 1,511 kilograms of cocaine off the coast of Mexico. “The effectiveness of the close partnership between the skilled crew of HMCS Nanaimo and the USCG LEDET team embarked on board is evidenced by their continued success on the high seas,” said the Commanding Officer of HMCS Nanaimo. “The men and women of Nanaimo are proud to be part of this important operation to keep…

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