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Coast Guard seizes Ecstasy near Canadian border

Picture of the 18-foot vessel

 

Picture of the duffle bag with MDMA inside

SEATTLE — A duffle bag containing 60,000 tablets of Ecstasy, worth approximately $720,000, was interdicted by a Coast Guard boarding team from Coast Guard Station Neah Bay, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.  The suspected smuggler was detained by the Coast Guard boarding team and later arrested by members of Coast Guard Investigative Service.  The suspect was subsequently transported to the Clallam County jail and the Ecstasy was transferred to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. The seizure was made in cooperation with Makah Tribal Enforcement. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

 

Photo of the MDMA next to the duffle bag while being checked into evidence 

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boarding team from Coast Guard Station Neah Bay, Wash., interdicted an 18-foot boat carrying a duffle bag containing 60,000 tablets of Ecstasy, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.  The seized drugs are worth approximately $720,000. The suspected smuggler was detained by the Coast Guard boarding team and later arrested by members of Coast Guard Investigative Service.   The suspect was subsequently transported to the Clallam County jail and the Ecstasy was transferred to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. The seizure was made in cooperation with Makah Tribal Enforcement. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

 

Photo of the MDMA as it was being checked into evidence

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boarding team from Coast Guard Station Neah Bay, Wash., interdicted an 18-foot boat carrying a duffle bag containing 60,000 tablets of Ecstasy, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.  The seized drugs are worth approximately $720,000. The suspected smuggler was detained by the Coast Guard boarding team and later arrested by members of Coast Guard Investigative Service.   The suspect was subsequently transported to the Clallam County jail and the Ecstasy was transferred to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. The seizure was made in cooperation with Makah Tribal Enforcement. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

 

 

 

 SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard, in cooperation with Makah Tribal Enforcement, interdicted an 18-foot vessel Thursday and seized 60,000 tablets of Ecstasy, worth approximately $720,000, found aboard the vessel.

The Coast Guard Station Neah Bay, Wash., boat crew while on a patrol observed an 18-foot boat at about 6:30 p.m.,  headed south from the vicinity of the U.S. and Canadian border in the Straits of Juan De Fuca near Neah Bay

The Coast Guard boarded the vessel and found one duffle bag, the contents of which field-tested positive as Ecstasy.

The suspected smuggler aboard the 18-foot boat was detained by the Coast Guard boarding team and later arrested by members of the Coast Guard Investigative Service. The suspect was later transported to the Clallam County jail and the Ecstasy was transferred to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

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