US Coast Guard, JDF seize US$2m worth of marijuana in C’bean Sea

US Coast Guard, JDF seize US$2m worth of marijuana in C’bean Sea

(CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis have offloaded 2,116 pounds of marijuana in Key West, Florida after returning home from an 88-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

On Friday, the Coast Guard along with a Jamaica Defence Force crew interdicted a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea.

The drugs, worth about US$2 million wholesale, were interdicted as part of Operation Full Court Press.

“In conjunction with DHS [Department of Homeland Security] partners and the partner nation of Jamaica, we were able to swiftly interdict the 2,116 pounds of marijuana,” said Commander José Díaz, commanding officer of the Thetis.

“This effort represents an ongoing regional maritime security effort in concert with our international partners to combat transnational criminal networks and promote stability across the Caribbean region by disrupting organised crime illegal activities,” he added.

During the patrol, Díaz said Thetis crewmembers worked with the US Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez crew and the Puerto Rico Joint Forces of Rapid Action to rescue and repatriate 29 Dominican Republic migrants.

During a port call in San Juan, Díaz said Puerto Rico; crewmembers volunteered with a local non-profit food bank and loaded more than 300 pre-packaged meals for distribution to community members disadvantaged by the 2017 hurricane season.


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  1. yes uh yall spent so much time at sea yall will always get the drugs but there are people that are lost at sea and some of them dead like the two fishermen who last did from here but yall not getting no lost people at sea to rescue them but yall always finding the drugs and yall always on the water.


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