View post tag: Drugs Share this article View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: USS Kauffman Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Kauffman, USCG Seize USD 25 Mln Worth of Drugs View post tag: americas USS Kauffman, USCG Seize USD 25 Mln Worth of Drugs View post tag: USD 25 Mln View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USCG July 9, 2015 View post tag: Navy In two separate operations conducted in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the US Navy’s guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59), along with the U.S. Coast Guard, intercepted a large quantity of drugs and detained suspected narcotic-smugglers.The team seized 582 kilograms of cocaine, estimated to be worth approximately $11.6 million. Three suspected smugglers were detained in this operation.After spotting the suspected smuggling vessel during a routine patrol, Kauffman’s embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment boarded the vessel and seized the illicit cargo. After which they took custody of the three crew members and recovered the illicit cargo, some of which was jettisoned overboard before the team boarded the vessel.In the second operation, conducted on June 21, the USS Kauffman (FFG 59), and USCG personnel, intercepted 598 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated $14.7 million, and detained three members of a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel.Kauffman’s embarked SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron (HSL) 60, spotted the suspected smuggling vessel and Kauffman’s embarked USCG LEDET boarded the vessel, they discovered several bales of illicit cargo, which they identified as cocaine. Three crew members from the vessel were then taken into custody, along with the illicit cargo, and brought back to Kauffman.The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman is currently deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Martillo.Image: US Navy
1. Coroner takes aim at parents, CYF over baby’s deathNZ Herald 29 Feb 2012(Coroner Peter) Ryan also considered CYF’s role in the girl’s death, saying the agency had no involvement with her before her hospital admission despite staff taking Ms Percy’s first child from her…. The inquest revealed that CYF was not aware Sage existed until September 18, 2009 – nine days before her death – when Plunket told the agency Ms Percy had given birth to a third child but that staff had not seen that baby for nine months.Coroner says child agencies must talkNZ Herald 23 Feb 2012The inquest had heard how CYF became aware of Hail-Sage only after a doctor raised concerns about her health shortly before she died. This was despite her mother being a domestic purposes beneficiary and two of her children already being in CYF care because of safety fears.2. CYF unaware smothered baby even bornNZ Herald 1 June 2012A Rotorua mother jailed this week for suffocating her baby while drunkenly sleeping was thought to have been “coping” by Child, Youth and Family before the tragedy. The agency was unaware Ngaire Kura Tukiwaho had given birth to Tahi Elvis Edwards, who died at just 2 months old as she slept on him in the back of a parked car after a day of drinking in January last year… Three years earlier, Tukiwaho, 30, lost a 1-month-old son, Hoani Benino, to cot death and was advised of safe sleeping practices… CYF had been involved with Tukiwaho in 2008 after concerns about her two eldest children. At that time, CYF was also advised of Hoani’s death…. In 2007, CYF had previously taken into its custody two children which the boy’s father had with another woman. After Tahi’s death, two of his siblings were taken into the care of members of Tukiwaho’s family, as was a third child she gave birth to later that year.3. Mother on charge of baby murderNZ Herald 9 Dec 2010A woman yesterday charged with murdering her newborn baby pleaded guilty to disposing of the body of another newborn child earlier this year.