Coast Guard Busts Smugglers with $37M in Cocaine

Drug running boat intercepted in the Pacific.

The Coast Guard Cutter Active recently seized more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The ship is part of an enhanced counternarcotics operation that the U.S. Southern Command began last month intended to prevent drug runners from transporting substances from South and Central America to the Caribbean or Mexico, where it is then sent into the U.S.

Planes from Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations patrol the open waters and report suspicious vessels to the Coast Guard under the Department of Homeland Security. Water-based drug busts by the Coast Guard tend to yield significantly greater amounts than those on land at border crossings made by Customs and Border Protection agents.  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For safety for Coast Guard personnel as they apprehend smugglers.
  • For CBP Air and Marine Operation pilots as they patrol the waters.
  • For the Department of Homeland Security as they work to safeguard the nation.

Sources: Military.com, Washington Examiner


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