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Global partnerships tackle drug trafficking

Lt. j.g. Peter Deneen and his team practice searching for contraband during a training session at the International Maritime Interdiction Course. Photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Peter Deneen In a span of 12 hours this spring, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman stopped two drug-trafficking attempts while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The

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CGC Sherman stops drug “sub”

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - Four crew members exit a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel prior to its sinking Sunday, April 3, 2011. The SPSS was carrying an estimated 5.8 metric tons of cocaine and crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman, homeported in Alameda, Calif., interdicted it and took all four of its crew members into custody. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Four crew members exit a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel prior to its sinking. The suspected smugglers were taken into custody by the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. U.S. Coast Guard photo. For decades, the Coast Guard has been America’s first line of defense against drug trafficking on the high seas. Earlier this month, the crew

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