Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol; 6,000 pounds of cocaine worth $113M seized

A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. The team seized more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine from the suspected smuggling vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. The team seized more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine from the suspected smuggling vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. The team seized more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine from the suspected smuggling vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) crewmember removes the cargo net from an MH-60R Seahawk, from the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, during a vertical replenishment while underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, June 5, 2020. Stratton is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) prepares to pull alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) during a replenishment-at-sea while underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, June 5, 2020. Stratton is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A landing signal officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) directs the aircrew aboard an MH-60R Seahawk, from the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 during a vertical replenishment while underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, June 5, 2020. Stratton is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) prepares to pull alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) during a replenishment-at-sea while underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, June 5, 2020. Stratton is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. The team seized more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine from the suspected smuggling vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A Coast Guard boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) discovers more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine concealed in a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted by the Stratton in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. Stratton is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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