Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine

Elizabeth Howe
September 20, 2019 - 2:06 pm
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew



Coast Guard Cutter Seneca brought more than 12,000 pounds of pure uncut cocaine home to the United States on Friday, Sept. 20. That's over $190 million in cocaine. 

Those 12,000 pounds were the results of more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters Seneca, Tahoma, Midgett, and Valiant. The drugs came from the waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America.

"I am exceptionally proud of this crew," said Cmdr. John Christensen, commanding officer of the cutter Seneca. "Over the course of the last three months, they rose above the challenges of conducting operations at sea, persevered through many personal sacrifices and showed an unwavering dedication to serving our nation."

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