The cocaine, valued by the Coast Guard at $424 million, was seized by U.S. and Canadian forces in 19 separate incidents in the eastern Pacific Ocean near Central and South America.
The U.S. Coast Guard was training on the river this week
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Fed up, more than a half dozen Coast Guard mothers who live in the Coast Guard housing tract have pleaded with the city for help.
Along with the narcotics patrol, the Alert twice freed sea turtles caught in abandoned fishing gear and held exercises in shipboard emergency response, navigation proficiency and live-fire gunnery.