Coast Guard offloads seized cocaine

Southeastern Coast Guard News
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin interdicted the fishing vessel, Manatee, suspected of smuggling cocaine in the Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013. Crewmembers aboard the Gallatin seized a ton of cocaine and detained the three suspected smugglers.

The cocaine was transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber and was offloaded at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach on Friday April 26. The cocaine was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration while the smugglers were delivered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Coast Guard crewmembers, with Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, offload seized contraband at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. An estimated wholesale value of $27 million of cocaine was seized by the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin during an interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)

Coast Guard Seventh District commander, Rear Adm. William D Baumgartner, delivers his remarks for the drug offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. During a law enforcement patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin interdicted 2,200 pounds of cocaine, and detained three suspected smugglers. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque)

Coast Guard Seventh District commander, Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, delivers his remarks for the drug offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. During a law enforcement patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin interdicted 2,200 pounds of cocaine, and detained three suspected smugglers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque.

Gen. John F. Kelly, U.S. Southern Command commander, responds to questions during a drug offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber offloaded contraband seized in the Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque)

Gen. John F. Kelly, U.S. Southern Command commander, responded to questions during a drug offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. Gen. Kelly addressed the importance of Operation Martillo, highlighting how interagency partnerships continue to keep illicit contraband from reaching the United States. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque) 

Coast Guard crewmembers, with Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, offload seized contraband at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. An estimated wholesale value of $27 million of cocaine was seized during an interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque)

Coast Guard crewmembers, with Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, offload seized contraband at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. An estimated wholesale value of $27 million of cocaine was seized during an interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque.

Coast Guard Seaman Melissa Prouty, with Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, offloads contraband at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. The contraband was seized during an interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque)

Coast Guard Seaman Melissa Prouty, with Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, offloads contraband at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. The contraband was seized during an interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd class Brice Fronek, with Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, guards contraband at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. The contraband was seized during an interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque)

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd class Brice Fronek, with Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, guards contraband at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, April 26, 2013. The contraband was seized during an interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, April 18, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque.

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  1. Deborah Haldenwang says:

    Great Job Gallatin!!! We are so proud of our Coast Guard and the work that they do.