Armed Forces News

The Alameda, Calif.-based Coast Guard cutter Stratton offloaded 66,000 pounds of cocaine in San Diego Aug. 10. The vessel seized the contraband during its most recent deployment, which began in April. Stratton’s crew earned accolades from service leadership for the operations, which involved interdictions of eight vessels. “Stratton seized or disrupted a total of 16 metric tons of cocaine worth more than $540 million wholesale,” the Coast Guard said in a press release. The contraband drugs were bound for the U.S., the Coast Guard stated.