Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria following largest drug seizure since 2009

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria following largest drug seizure since 2009
Cutter Alert with 3.3 tons of cocaine neatly piled on the flight deck . Coast Guard photo by CGC Alert ASTORIA, Oregon — Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to its homeport Sunday after a record seizure of cocaine and apprehension of smugglers during its 53-day counter-drug patrol that spanned 12,500 miles in the Eastern Pacific. Alert interdicted four “go-fast” boats carrying 2,977 kilograms...