Standing Watch Over Seized Narcotics
June 11, 2020
June 9, 2020 - Gunner's Mate 2 (GM2) Justin Miskimon with Anti-terrorism Force Protection on United States Coast Guard Cutter James stands watch over 30,000 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana worth an estimated $408 million narcotics prior to its offload.
The offload is a result of 11 separate suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea by four Coast Guard cutters, and two Navy ships, between April 2020 and May 2020, in support of the US SOUTHCOM Enhanced Counter-Narcotics initiative.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.