ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Crewmembers aboard the Coast
Guard Cutter Nantucket offloaded
more than $18 million in cocaine Wednesday at Coast Guard
Sector St. Petersburg.
The $18 million in cocaine was seized in the Gulf of Mexico
during two separate cases in November in support of Operation Martillo.
Operation Martillo is an international operation focused on sharing information and bringing together air, land, and maritime assets from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and Western Hemisphere and European partner nation agencies to counter illicit trafficking.