Coast Guard Cutter Seizes $33 Million in Cocaine

49-day counter narcotics operation covered 10,000 miles in the Eastern Pacific.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast has returned to its homeport in Astoria, Oregon, after a 49-day counter-narcotics patrol. Supporting the U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force South and Coast Guard District 11, the cutter interdicted drug traffickers resulting in the seizure of more than 2,400 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $33 million.

“This patrol reinforced the maxim that people, not platforms, are the most important key to operational success,” said Commander Craig Allen, commanding officer of the Steadfast. “Despite encountering some significant equipment and logistics challenges, the Steadfast crew rose to the occasion time and again and achieved remarkable results.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For leaders of the U.S. Southern Command Interagency Task Force.
  • For safety for Coast Guard personnel as they patrol U.S. waters and intercept traffickers.

Sources: U.S. Coast Guard,


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