USCG Cutter Resolute Crew Offloads Over $63 Million Worth of Cocaine

On Thursday, the crew of the USCG Cutter Resolute offloaded more than 4,800 pounds of cocaine at Port Everglades. This haul, valued at over $63 million, was seized during two interdictions conducted by the HNMLS Groningen, which had the USCG Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 110 and HITRON onboard. These interdictions occurred 24 miles north of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.

Cutter Resolute’s crew offloaded more than 4,800 pounds of cocaine, worth over $63 million. Photo from X/@USCGSoutheast

The US Coast Guard, alongside international partners, continues to tackle drug smuggling operations in international waters. These efforts aim to reduce the flow of illicit drugs, disrupt transnational criminal organizations, and enhance cooperation with partner nations and interagency collaborators.

These operations support the strategic goals of disrupting drug trafficking networks, saving lives, and aligning with the National Drug Control Strategy. By maintaining a strong presence and working collaboratively, the USCG and its partners are making significant strides in the fight against drug trafficking and its associated impacts.