Royal Navy/USCG ops
Two Royal Navy vessels helped the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy in seizing about six tonnes of cocaine over the past two weeks. The USCG cutter Harriet Lane delivered the combined haul – along with about 5,800 pounds of marijuana – to a pier in Port Everglades on Thursday. The cocaine is worth approximately $200 million.
The drugs were intercepted in 12 separate actions by two Coast Guard vessels, three U.S. Navy vessels and two Royal Navy vessels in the Eastern Pacific and the Caribbean between August 27 and September 8. In all cases – including the interdictions carried out by British vessels – an embarked USCG law enforcement team handled the boarding operations.