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U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter BERTHOLF Seized 25 Tons Of Cocaine

Coast Guard employees stand with the 25 tons of cocaine seeized from a drug transit zone

The U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter BERTHOLF lived up to its mission of keeping our homeland and maritime borders safe. Returning to port this week, the crew offloaded more than 25 tons of cocaine worth more than $765 million seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean drug transit zone off the coast of Central and South America.

This year is the Coast Guard’s 225th birthday. Secretary Johnson said the Coast Guard can look forward to a future 225 years even brighter than the last 225, and said the BERTHOLF’s captain, officers and crew have “started us down the right path.”

Official photo by U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson

Date Taken: 
November 20, 2015
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Coast Guard employees stand with the 25 tons of cocaine seeized from a drug transit zone
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