Coast Guard Cutter Sherman seizes 703 pounds of cocaine and takes custody of smugglers

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman seizes 703 pounds of cocaine and takes custody of smugglers
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman apprehended four suspected drug smugglers after pursuing and interdicting a “go-fast” vessel approximately 48 miles south of Panama, May 27, 2012. A maritime patrol aircraft spotted the vessel moving at a high rate of speed. The Sherman altered course to intercept, deployed law enforcement teams aboard two interdiction boats,...

Disabling fire allows Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew to interdict $32.5 million of cocaine

MIAMI — The crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicted a go-fast vessel carrying approximately 2,654 pounds of cocaine, with a wholesale value of $32.5 million while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo May 31, 2012. Valiant’s embarked helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, based in Jacksonville, Fla., worked...