Oregon Coast Guard cutter returns after $54M cocaine seizure


ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) – A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Astoria has returned after a mission during which they seized practically four,00zero kilos of cocaine price roughly $54 million.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned Friday following a patrol mission lasting over two months.

The crew performed counterdrug operations in worldwide waters of the Jap Pacific Ocean, the place groups seized the cocaine and detained six suspected drug smugglers.

Three Mexican naval officers joined the crew for the patrol to trade classes discovered and to construct cohesion.

Alert’s commanding officer Cmdr. Tyson Scofield says the crew disrupted the unlawful circulation of narcotics that fuels instability in Central and South America.



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