USCG Offloads $11 Mil in Cocaine


Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Marlin, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., offload more than $11 million of cocaine Thursday, Jan. 03, 2013 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. The interdiction was carried out as part of Operation Martillo, which is one component in the United States government's whole-of- government approach to countering the use of the Central American littorals as transshipment routes for illicit drugs, weapons, and cash. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle


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