US Coast Guard cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting US$27 million in cocaine

Photo: US Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef

The US Coast Guard medium endurance cutter Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport in Florida earlier this week after completing a seven-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

While on patrol, Valiant‘s crew interdicted and seized more than 725 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of over US$27 million.

Three suspected narcotics traffickers were detained with the assistance of a maritime patrol aircraft, off the coast of Panama, in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South.

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