California Coast Guard Seizes $156 Million in Drugs

Fishing vessels intercepted carrying 9,000 pounds of cocaine.

U.S. Coast Guard crews on two cutters based in Alameda, California, recently intercepted three ships in the eastern Pacific carrying a total of over 9,000 pounds of cocaine. The estimated value of the narcotics seized is $156 million. Nine suspected traffickers were also arrested during the operations.

Commanding Officer Captain Blake Novak said, “Cartels are cunning and sophisticated, and this is a dynamic environment, which required interagency and international coordination which yielded results. I am proud of our crew, but these successes would not be possible without our Central and South American partnerships.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the Coast Guard would continue to be effective against smugglers.
  • That God will protect the U.S. personnel preventing illicit drugs from entering the nation.
  • For Americans who are addicted to opioids.



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