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Press Release | May 27, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to offload approximately 33,768 pounds of cocaine in San Diego

District 11

Who: Rear Adm. Andrew M. Sugimoto, U.S. Coast Guard District 11; AUSA Matthew J. Sutton, Deputy Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California; Capt. Rula Deisher U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) commanding officer and crew. 

What: U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crew to offload approximately 33,768 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of $468 million in San Diego. 

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday  

Where: B Street Pier San Diego, CA 92101  

*Media wishing to attend should arrive by 8:30 a.m. and bring media credentials, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance. Please call +1 (619) 252-1304 or email Coast Guard District 11 public affairs at to RSVP.  

SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 33,768 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of $468 million, on Tuesday in San Diego.

The offload is a result of eight separate suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions or events off the coasts of Mexico and Central and South America by the Coast Guard Cutters Munro in February and March. 

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro is the sixth Legend Class National Security Cutter, and is homeported in Alameda, California. The Coast Guard Cutter Munro’s crew can operate in the most demanding open ocean environments, including the hazardous fisheries of the North Pacific and the vast approaches of the Southern Pacific, where significant narcotics trafficking occurs.