National Air Security Operations Center

CBP Air and Marine Units Seize 5 Tons of Drugs in 3 Days

CBP Air and Marine Operations agents operating Guardian Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) assisted in the seizure of five tons of drugs during a three-day period in March. Officials released information on Friday reporting the seizure of approximately $127 million in contraband.

UAS Operated by CBP Air and Marine Operations along the U.S.-Mexico border. (File Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Air and Marine Operations)

Feds Seize 3 Tons of Cocaine at Sea in Two Days

Aircrews assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft assisted in the seizure of nearly three tons of cocaine during two separate missions. Officials estimate the drug seizures to be worth in excess of $76 million.

A CBP P-3 Orion Aircrew monitors the seizure of bails of cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)