U.S. Navy destroyer finds 3,500 pounds of marijuana
Guided missile destroyer USS Lassen and an embarked US Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment seized over 3,500 pounds of marijuana from a Caribbean smuggling cruise.
A tiny Lassen boat crew took the ship's Coast Guard detachment to the scene for investigation. Upon landing, the boat crew had rescued 65 pot parcels totalling over 3,500 pounds.
USS Lassen is used to support U.S. The Anti-smuggling operations plan of Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South in the Caribbean. She is an Aegis destroyer of the Flight IIA Arleigh Burke class designed for the broad range of high-end naval warfare, including air defence, surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-ballistic missile operations.
US Naval Forces Southern Command 4th Fleet supports the integrated and unified combat activities of the US Southern Command by deploying naval forces in coordinated naval security operations to preserve connectivity, improve interoperability, and develop durable relationships to strengthen regional security and foster peace, stability, and development in the Caribbean, Central, and South American areas.
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