Multi-agency strike force operation conducted in Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – A multi-agency strike force operation was conducted in an effort to enhance the safe movement of cargo while deterring and detecting contraband moving through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Dec. 3 and 5.

The operation brought together 10 different agencies that included the Coast Guard, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles Port Police, California Public Utilities Commission, Los Angeles Police Department, Transportation Security Administration, and Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The operation resulted in 287 containerized cargo inspections, 40 vehicle inspections, and 68 Transportation Worker Identification Credentials checks; resulting in holds or detentions of 38 containers and 28 vehicle violations.

An average of 250 million tons of cargo valued at nearly $438 billion pass through the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach each
year.

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