US Navy taking billions from drug traffickers

| August 17, 2020

Stars and Stripes reports that since April 1st the USN has been taking part in anti-drug running operations hand-in-hand with the US Coast Guard in the Caribbean and in the Pacific. The operations are collecting massive amounts of drugs from cartel sources before they can arrive in the US. The picture above shows;

More than 30,000 pounds of pure cocaine sit on the pier next to the USS McInerney (FFG-8) just after it was offloaded. The $3.9 billion in drugs were seized in two separate busts in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

According to a spokesperson for the US Navy’s 4th Fleet;

To date…the Navy has participated in the seizure of 16,396 kilograms of cocaine — more than 36,000 pounds — and 16,601 marijuana. The overall enhanced mission has “disrupted or seized” more than 38,000 pounds of marijuana and more than 98 metric tons of cocaine

That’s a lot of blow and ganja.

Category: Coast Guard, Crime, Navy

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  1. OlafTheTanker says:

    Shame they can’t take those dollar figures and pour them back into their budgets to help fund a few more carriers and other goodies.

  2. 2banana says:

    The wall is working.

    Other, less easy, avenues are being used.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    No wonder Hunter Biden had to postpone his party. They got his party favors. Maybe that’s why he wanted to join the Navy. Get to the good stuff before it got stepped on (cut/diluted).

    BZ Swabbies!

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    I think I posted this video last year when I did an article about the water dogs.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    THAT’S gonna put a dent in Hunter Biden’s partying!

    • RGR 4-78 says:

      Stars and Strippers reports that 98 metric tons of cocaine were seized, Hunter Biden was unavailable for comment.

  6. CCO says:

    Well, coke does have a medical uses as a numbing agent, but there’s about zero chance any hospital would buy it from the Coasties; some lab in the jungle ain’t FDA inspected/approved. Maybe feed it to some lab rats in studies; that could be a bona fide use since it would be more realistic. I don’t know how long 15 tons of the stuff would last one rat; suppose you could look up the amount that would kill fifty percent of a population of rats (or one rat half the time, I think) and guess from there.

    Yay, internet. “Oral mouse LD50 = 96 mg/kg” (https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/cocaine#datasheet=LCSS&section=Toxicity-Data)