Peninsula: Coast Guard cutters help break drug bust record

North Olympic Peninsula-based cutter crews are being credited with helping set the Coast Guard record for narcotics seizures in one year.

Fiscal 2001, which ended Oct. 1, marked the third consecutive year of increased drug seizures, said Petty Officer Robert K. Lanier of the 13th Coast Guard District public affairs office in Seattle.

Narcotics busts involving two North Olympic Peninsula-based cutters — Active and Osprey –accounted for the seizure of more than 22 percent of the Coast Guard’s total cocaine haul at sea last year.

The rest of this story appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News Clallam County edition. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

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