Coast Guard Cutter Mellon offloads seized drugs in San Diego

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
SAN DIEGO — Crew members of Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Mellon offload 3,500 pounds of marijuana from the cutter at Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 8, 2014.

The Mellon’s crew, along with the crews of San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter, a Sacramento-based Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft and a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine aircraft, interdicted the marijuana and more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine, and detained four suspected smugglers from a panga boat in international waters approximately 170 miles southwest of San Diego, Jan. 3.

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