Coast Guard offloads $7.4 million in seized cocaine, transfers custody of 9 smugglers to DEA agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. offloaded and transferred custody of 245 kilograms of cocaine and nine suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration authorities at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 7, 2024. The seizure and apprehension resulted from the interdiction of a drug smuggling vessel by the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez in waters southeast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, June 3, 2024, and is the result of multi-agency efforts involving Coast Guard’s Western Hemisphere Strategy, the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Initiative and Operation Unified Resolve. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)