British Frigate HMS Argyll Offloads 1,056 Kilograms of Cocaine

first_imgThe ship offloaded 840 kilograms, which had a wholesale value of $27.9 million (USD), at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida on November 29. Three days earlier, it dropped off 216 kilograms worth $7.1 million (USD) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Operation MARTILLO combines the forces of 10 countries in the Americas – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Canada, and the United States – along with France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. They work together to combat international drug trafficking, enhance regional security, and promote peace, stability and prosperity throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. U.S. citizen ‘El Charly’ allegedly leads Los Zetas faction In a separate incident, the Argyll and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 216 kilograms of cocaine after they were alerted by a Dutch maritime patrol aircraft to a suspicious go-fast boat. Crews from the Argyll and the LEDET made the interdiction, resulting in the arrests of two suspects. The ship offloaded 840 kilograms, which had a wholesale value of $27.9 million (USD), at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida on November 29. Three days earlier, it dropped off 216 kilograms worth $7.1 million (USD) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Joe Maria Guizar Valencia, a U.S. citizen, is the alleged leader of a Los Zetas faction in southern Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials. Colombian National Police dismantles narco-trafficking network Given the loss of those leaders, El Charly reportedly rose in the ranks of Los Zetas. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. Given the loss of those leaders, El Charly reportedly rose in the ranks of Los Zetas. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. And in July, 2013, Mexican Marines captured The Executioner’s successor, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, who is also known as “Z-40,” near the town of Nuevo Laredo. “They managed to dismantle an entire structure managing production, distribution and marketing,” said Maj. Gen. Jorge Hernando Nieto Rojas, director of public safety. “We reduced a large amount of drugs that were to contaminate the youth and the general public.” The group’s alleged leader – a woman who worked as a masseuse and has been only identified by the aliases of “La Mona” and “Lorena” – was arrested during the operation, along with 10 other suspects, in the department of Cauca. In total, 35 alleged members of the network have been captured this year. By Dialogo December 02, 2014 Police suspect La Mona of working with the FARC’s Manuel Cepeda Vargas front, which is active in the major marijuana-producing regions in the southwestern department of Cauca. The Colombian National Police (PNC) recently seized 12.3 tons of marijuana and dismantled a narco-trafficking group linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by conducting simultaneous raids in five departments and in the nation’s capital of Bogota. U.S. citizen ‘El Charly’ allegedly leads Los Zetas faction And in July, 2013, Mexican Marines captured The Executioner’s successor, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, who is also known as “Z-40,” near the town of Nuevo Laredo. The British frigate HMS Argyll recently offloaded 1,056 kilograms of cocaine it seized during two interdictions in November in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational mission to crack down on illicit drug trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. In one of the interdictions, the Argyll confiscated the 840 kilograms after being alerted to a suspicious vessel south of Haiti that was heading north. As the Argyll approached, the crew aboard the go-fast threw 29 bales overboard, prompting the Argyll’s crew to man smaller boats to make the interdiction. Argyll crew members captured four suspects. The bales later tested positive for cocaine. Guizar, who is also known as “El Charly” and “Z-43,” is allegedly responsible for transporting thousands of kilos of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. He is also suspected of killing an unspecified number of Guatemalan citizens in the course of directing cocaine shipments for Los Zetas from Guatemala into Mexico. In one of the interdictions, the Argyll confiscated the 840 kilograms after being alerted to a suspicious vessel south of Haiti that was heading north. As the Argyll approached, the crew aboard the go-fast threw 29 bales overboard, prompting the Argyll’s crew to man smaller boats to make the interdiction. Argyll crew members captured four suspects. The bales later tested positive for cocaine. Operation MARTILLO combines the forces of 10 countries in the Americas – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Canada, and the United States – along with France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. They work together to combat international drug trafficking, enhance regional security, and promote peace, stability and prosperity throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. The Colombian National Police (PNC) recently seized 12.3 tons of marijuana and dismantled a narco-trafficking group linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by conducting simultaneous raids in five departments and in the nation’s capital of Bogota. The British frigate HMS Argyll recently offloaded 1,056 kilograms of cocaine it seized during two interdictions in November in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational mission to crack down on illicit drug trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. Joe Maria Guizar Valencia, a U.S. citizen, is the alleged leader of a Los Zetas faction in southern Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials. He allegedly rose to a leadership position in Los Zetas after two major victories by security forces against the organization’s leaders. Mexican Marines killed the longtime leader of the drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, during a gun battle in the state of Coahuila in October 2012. Lazcano, one of the founders of the transnational criminal organization, was also known as “The Executioner,” “El Lazca,” and “Z-3.” “They managed to dismantle an entire structure managing production, distribution and marketing,” said Maj. Gen. Jorge Hernando Nieto Rojas, director of public safety. “We reduced a large amount of drugs that were to contaminate the youth and the general public.” He allegedly rose to a leadership position in Los Zetas after two major victories by security forces against the organization’s leaders. Mexican Marines killed the longtime leader of the drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, during a gun battle in the state of Coahuila in October 2012. Lazcano, one of the founders of the transnational criminal organization, was also known as “The Executioner,” “El Lazca,” and “Z-3.” Colombian National Police dismantles narco-trafficking network Guizar, who is also known as “El Charly” and “Z-43,” is allegedly responsible for transporting thousands of kilos of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. He is also suspected of killing an unspecified number of Guatemalan citizens in the course of directing cocaine shipments for Los Zetas from Guatemala into Mexico. In a separate incident, the Argyll and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 216 kilograms of cocaine after they were alerted by a Dutch maritime patrol aircraft to a suspicious go-fast boat. Crews from the Argyll and the LEDET made the interdiction, resulting in the arrests of two suspects. Police suspect La Mona of working with the FARC’s Manuel Cepeda Vargas front, which is active in the major marijuana-producing regions in the southwestern department of Cauca. The group’s alleged leader – a woman who worked as a masseuse and has been only identified by the aliases of “La Mona” and “Lorena” – was arrested during the operation, along with 10 other suspects, in the department of Cauca. In total, 35 alleged members of the network have been captured this year. last_img

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