Coast Guard at-Sea Drug Transfer

12/20/2013: A Coast Guard Station Miami small boat crew makes their way to the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant prior to a drug transfer in Miami, Oct. 11, 2013.

The Vigilant transferred approximately 2,155 pounds of marijuana and 420 kilograms of cocaine stemming from two different interdictions near San Andres, Colombia.

Credit:U.S. Coast Guard District 7:10/11/13

  • In the second photo, Coast Guard Station Miami members offload bales of cocaine and marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Oct. 11, 2013.

The total offloaded was 15 bales of cocaine and 50 bales of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of $16 million.

  • In photo 3, Crewmembers aboard a Coast Guard Station Miami smallboat receive an at-sea contraband transfer from the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant, Oct. 11, 2013.

The drugs are the results of two interdictions carried out as part of Operation Martillo.

  • In the final photo, the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant uses a crane to transfer contraband to a Coast Guard Station Miami smallboat crew, Oct. 11, 2013.

 

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