Alumnus Commands Large U.S. Coast Guard Cutter in $390M Drug Seizure


Alumnus Commands Large U.S. Coast Guard Cutter in $390M Drug Seizure

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned from a 67-day deployment in April with 12 tons of cocaine and one ton of marijuana seized as part of an international effort to combat transnational criminal organizations operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The wholesale value of the haul totaled $390 million; an impressive accomplishment for the cutters and crews involved in the operation, including Legare’s Commanding Officer, Sam Houston State University alumnus Commander Jonathan Carter.

By Veronica Gonzalez/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned from a 67-day deployment in April with 12 tons of cocaine and one ton of marijuana seized as part of an international effort to combat transnational criminal organizations operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The wholesale value of the haul totaled $390 million; an impressive accomplishment for the cutters and crews involved in the operation, including Legare’s Commanding Officer, Sam Houston State University alumnus Commander Jonathan Carter.
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