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$24 million drug bust

Seized cocaine

What happens when the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Royal Netherlands Navy work together? A $24 million drug bust. The multi-agency seizure of 1,517 pounds of cocaine – estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $24 million – all began with a suspicious go-fast vessel.

Seized: $27 million worth of cocaine

Webber offload

While on a law enforcement patrol in the western Caribbean Sea Gallatin’s crew seized 2,200 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated value of $27 million. The crew of Gallatin located a 68-foot fishing vessel in the western Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013, and launched their response boat. The response boat crew boarded the vessel, locating the cocaine and detaining three suspected smugglers.

Strengthening partnerships, improving border security

Operational Integration Center opening

SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE – The information display at the new Operational Integration Center as displayed to a tour given to distinguished visitors, March 24, 2011. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener). The importance of integrated joint operation centers to strengthen partnerships, improve information sharing and facilitate prompt coordination

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