US AMO & partners in Western Caribbean seize 3 tons of cocaine in one week

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) worked with their federal and international partners to seize 5,893 pounds of cocaine in international waters Oct. 6 and 11, denying transnational criminal organizations an estimated $111.4 million USD in proceeds. 

AMO uses P-3 Airborne Early Warning aircraft to conduct long-range aerial
patrols and surveillance missions
along the U.S. borders and in drug
transit zones in Central and South

On Oct. 6, a National Air Security Operations (NASO) Center P-3 Airborne Early Warning crew assumed monitoring of a suspect vessel in the Western Caribbean Ocean and guided international law enforcement partners to the location, where officers seized 4,993 pounds of cocaine. On Oct. 11, a P-3 Airborne Early Warning crew again detected a suspect vessel near Curacao and notified a U.S. Coast Guard team, which interdicted the vessel and seized 900 pounds of cocaine.