US Coast Guard In Portsmouth Just Seized Nearly $160 Million Worth Of Cocaine
The U.S. Coast Guard stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard recently seized $159 million worth of cocaine, according to WMUR-TV.
The Coast Guard cutter Campbell was on a three-month patrol in the Pacific Ocean when they confiscated 11,000 pounds of the drug. The report says besides seizing the cocaine, the U.S. Coast Guard crew detained several drug smugglers. And they even rescued a sea turtle that had gotten tangled up in a fishing net.
Commander Mark McDonnell, commanding officer of the cutter, told
Seacoastonline.com the Coast Guard enjoyed "strong support" from international and interagency partners while on their 90 day mission. He added Campbell's crew demonstrated unwavering dedication and operational excellence during their deployment.