(WASHINGTON) CBP Air & Marine Operations Report: Togehter with partners between Feb.27 & Mar.22: 2021 have seized 4-tonnes of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: AMO operates the P-3 Long Range Tracker & Airborne Early Warning aircraft, which performs a wide variety of operational missions.

Photograph of a CBP P-3 Long Range Tracker aircraft in flight.

CBP Air and Marine Operations and Partners Seize Combined 4 Tons of Cocaine in Eastern Pacific: ‘Between February 27 and March 22, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 aircrews of the National Air Security Operations Centers (NASOC) partnered with federal and international authorities to disrupt four smuggling attempts in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized a combined four tons of cocaine, denying narcotics traffickers approximately $152 million in illicit proceeds’

The following events occurred in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations:

  • On February 27, a P-3 Long Range Tracker crew on patrol assumed monitoring of a suspicious 40-foot go-fast vessel. The aircrew guided in U.S. Coast Guard small boat and helicopter crews for interdiction. Coast Guard Cutter Bear crew members apprehended three people and seized 881 pounds of cocaine and 12 pounds of marijuana.
  • On March 1, a P-3 Airborne Early Warning crew assumed tracking of a suspect vessel from a U.S. Navy P-8 aircrew and guided in a responding Coast Guard Cutter Munro team. The Airborne Early Warning crew handed off monitoring to a P-3 Long Range Tracker crew who vectored in a small boat team from one Cutter, and a helicopter from a second Cutter. Coast Guard teams apprehended four suspected drug smugglers and seized 3,770 pounds of cocaine.
  • On March 9, while on patrol in the Pacific, AMO P-3 Long Range Tracker crews detected and tracked a suspicious 30-foot go-fast vessel. The Coast Guard Cutter Munro small boat crew and a Coast Guard helicopter intercepted the suspect vessel, detaining three suspected drug smugglers and seizing 1,486 pounds of cocaine.
  • On March 21, a P-3 Airborne Early Warning crew detected and monitored a suspicious 50-foot vessel. The vessel’s crew began to throw suspected contraband overboard. The P-3 aircrew guided in Canadian Navy and U.S. Coast Guard crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Forward and a Canadian Naval vessel which located the debris field where 29 bales of suspected contraband were recovered and continued to pursue the suspect vessel. U.S. Coast Guard teams detained three suspected drug smugglers and seized 1,918 pounds of cocaine.

NASOC P-3 crew capabilities to detect and monitor smuggling activity over vast oceanic waters continue to prove essential to law enforcement in support of SOUTHCOM Counter Narcotics Operations. On April 1, 2020, SOUTHCOM began what was then known as Enhanced Counter Narcotics Operations in the Western Hemisphere to increase the disruption of drugs. This counter Transnational Criminal Organizations/counter narcotics operational approach, which has become enduring, supports our objectives to degrade the capabilities of Transnational Criminal Organizations and save lives. With our increased presence, we have bolstered support to U.S. and partner nation law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to help expand target packages. Since then, our key partners have been involved in over 60% of drug disruptions since April 2020 (up from 50% in 2019). By strengthening partnerships, we counter threats together.

AMO has two P-3 NASOCs located in Jacksonville, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

AMO safeguards our nation by anticipating and confronting security threats through our aviation and maritime law enforcement expertise, innovative capabilities, and partnerships at the border and beyond. With approximately 1,800 federal agents and mission support personnel, 240 aircraft and 300 marine vessels operating throughout the United States, AMO serves as the nation’s experts in airborne and maritime law enforcement.

In Fiscal Year 2020, AMO enforcement actions resulted in the seizure or disruption of 194,220 pounds of cocaine, 278,492 pounds of marijuana, 15,985 pounds of methamphetamine, 952 weapons and $51.5 million; 1,066 arrests; and 47,872 apprehensions of individuals.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.09: 2021:

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(TONAWANDA, N.Y.) CBP Marine Unit Report: Agents from the Buffalo Station responded to a distress call and rescued two persons from a sinking pleasure boat in the upper Niagara River #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.27: The U.S. Border Patrol vessel quickly reacted, as they were the closest first-responder in the area. Agents noticed a male and female aboard the disabled vessel and observed the vessel’s anchor was down but not holding due the strong current.U.S. Border Patrol Marine Unit, Buffalo, N.Y:

Boaters Rescued by U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the Upper Niagara River: ‘Yesterday, at 6:13 P.M., agents assigned to the Marine Unit were patrolling the upper Niagara River and received a radio-distress call from the U.S. Coast Guard. The distress call stated that a vessel, in the vicinity of Smith Boys Marina, was taking on water and two persons were aboard’

U.S. Border Patrol Marine Unit, Buffalo, N.Y.

Agents maneuvered alongside the disabled vessel and observed it was in disrepair with no safe points to tie off or engage a tow. Due to the strong current and no other viable options, agents determined it was too dangerous to leave the boaters aboard and transferred them to the safety of the Border Patrol vessel. Agents then informed the U.S. Coast Guard that the disabled boat was still adrift, and they had transferred all persons to the Border Patrol vessel.

A short time later, the U.S. Coast Guard arrived and took control of the disabled vessel. The boaters had no apparent injuries nor required medical attention but were exhausted due to an unsuccessful attempt to paddle the boat to shore.

 “Another great job by our agents,” said Patrol Agent in Charge Jeffrey Wilson of the Buffalo Border Patrol Station, “It shows the importance of having a well-maintained boat, because things can go real bad real-quick when the water is still cold, and the river current is unforgiving”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-800-331-0353 toll free.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.27: 2021:

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` US Marine and Afghanistan War Veteran Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Gets New Hearing '

#AceNewsServices – MEXICO – May 30 – A judge has scheduled a new hearing for a U.S. Marine and Afghanistan war veteran who’s been held in a Mexican prison for nearly two months, a judicial source said.

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi’s next day in court is scheduled for June 4, a Mexican government judicial source told CNN.

The judge started and then quickly suspended a hearing Wednesday after Tahmooressi fired his attorneys, the source said.

But the Marine’s mother, Jill Tahmooressi, said the next hearing is still weeks away as it will take time for the new attorney to be briefed.

Sgt. Tahmooressi is accused of illegally entering Mexico with three weapons. His family maintains that he legally owned the weapons and accidentally crossed the border.

It is illegal to bring guns into Mexico.

Jill Tahmooressi told CNN Wednesday that her son had made an innocent mistake.

“He is relieved that he’ll be able to go before the judge and explain precisely how he made that accidental wrong turn and ended up in the dilemma that he’s in right now,” she said.

The case has draw attention from several U.S. lawmakers and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who told CNN Wednesday that he spoke with Mexican authorities about it last week.

“We are working on determining whether or not certain evidence that has been presented is meeting the standard that’s necessary to be able to hold that young Marine, and we’re trying to find out exactly what the fact pattern is, but we are working on that,” he told Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day.”
911 call: ‘I crossed the border by accident’

“I’m at the border of Mexico right now. And my problem is, I, I crossed the border by accident and I have three guns in my truck and they’re trying to take my guns from me,” the Marine told a 911 dispatcher in March.

In a recording of the call released by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, the Marine appears unsure of whether he crossed the border and exasperated that Mexican authorities are trying to take his weapons.

“There’s nothing I can help you with then, sir,” the 911 dispatcher says after learning he’s in Mexico. “I do apologize.

You’re not on American soil any more.”

Tahmooressi asks if authorities have a right to take his guns.

The dispatcher tells him he should have seen large warning signs on the free-way saying it’s illegal to enter Mexico with guns.

“There are warning signs that do say that as you’re driving down the free-way, before you enter Mexico,” she says.

“Yeah, I was hoping there would be a turnaround point,” he says, “but there never was.”

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` Marine Standing Guard at `Main Gate of Camp Lejeune ‘ was Shot and Killed by a Fellow Marine ‘

#AceWorldNews – ONSLOW COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA- April 09 – A Marine standing guard at the main gate to Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, North Carolina was shot and killed by a fellow Marine at approximately 5:30pm on Tuesday evening, according to military officials.

Fahy said law enforcement and emergency personnel attempted to revive the shooting victim, who received a single shot, but the victim was later pronounced dead at a base hospital.

The shooter discharged an M4 rifle, though officials could not confirm whether the shooting was intentional or accidental, nor were the identities of the victim and shooter released. “The Base Provost Marshal has stated the incident is being considered neither as an act of terrorism nor an active shooter event at this time,” the military’s statement read.

The name of the shooter, who Fahy said was a male, hasn’t been released, and Fahy said the victim’s name is being withheld until relatives are notified.

There were other guards at the gate, but no one else was hurt.


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