Coast Guard PACTACLET receives United States Interdiction Coordinator Award from White House

Coast Guard Deployable Operations Group NewsSAN DIEGO- The Assistant Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy presented the prestigious United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award in Maritime Operations to the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego today.

“Receiving the USIC award is a great honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Law Enforcement Detachments and support staff,” said Commander Jon Totte, PACTACLET’s Commanding Officer.

During 2011, PACTACLET earned the award by stopping more than 11 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated street value of more than $268 million and detaining 36 suspected drug traffickers.

TACLETs are an armed deployable specialized force under the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group. They provide specialized law enforcement capability and maritime security capabilities around the globe to enforce U.S. laws across a full spectrum of maritime response situations, maritime security augmentation and maritime interdiction anti-piracy operations.

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