Halting the flow of illegal drugs into the country can seem like a daunting task. However, vigilant Coast Guard crews are undeterred, meeting the challenges of drug interdiction head on. In California, their efforts are paying off. The Coast Guard recently surpassed a 50-ton milestone for marijuana seized at sea off the California coast this fiscal year. There have been 56 seizures of drug-smuggling boats or abandoned maritime drug offloads since October 2011 in the Southern California area; that is four times the amount seized in the same area during the entire previous fiscal year.
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It’s week eight, the final set of photos, for the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award! Over the past two months, we’ve highlighted 40 photos out of the more than 600 photos submitted for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. It is time to pick your favorites from these 40 images and vote for