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Coast Guard and Royal Navy interdict $16 million worth of contraband

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What happens when the U.S. Coast Guard partners with the Royal Navy? An estimated wholesale value of $16 million worth of drugs never made it on the streets. The interdiction of 2,155 pounds of marijuana and 420 kilograms of cocaine stemmed from two separate interdictions near San Andres, Colombia. The first interdiction involved the Royal Navy warship HMS Lancaster with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team aboard.

Shipmate of the Week – BM1 Casey Wardynski

Boatswains Mate 1st Class Casey Wardynski

The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of about 42,000 active duty servicemembers – roughly three percent of the U.S. armed forces. As the smallest of the five branches, every Coast Guard man and woman is a vital part of the team. Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Wardynski is a boatswains mate and

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History: The Piracy Mission – Then and Now

This month’s history post tells the story of two Coast Guard cutters separated by nearly 200 years of history that have one thing in common – they led the way in combating piracy that threatened American vessels. As told by Dr. David Rosen, the Coast Guard historian for the Pacific Area, this story begins with

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itCG-CGC Venturous offloads 107 bales of marijuana, two fatal maritime incidents

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous pulled into the Coast Guard base in Miami yesterday to offload 107 bales of marijuana weighing roughly 2,500 pounds and worth about $1.6 million. The cutter was on a routine patrol in the Caribbean last Thursday when a vessel failed to stop as ordered, launching a pursuit and a subsequent boarding.

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