On March 12, the cutters Boutwell and Hamilton located and chased two go-fast vessels which jettisoned their cargo. One go-fast vessel was stopped and 1.5 tons of marijuana recovered. The 3 crewmen were turned over to Mexican naval authorities for prosecution.
In the picture: Drug suspects jettison bails of drugs unaware that they are being photographed by FLIR from 12 miles away. (USCG)