OPBAT

AcronymDefinition
OPBATOperation Bahamas, Turks & Caicos (joint narcotics interdiction operation)
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In 2016, OPBAT operations in the Bahamas led to 91 arrests and the seizure of approximately 1,543 kilograms (kg) of cocaine, 4.
When a helicopter crew makes a precautionary landing, it is always for the safety of the crew," said Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Kellison, the OPBAT maintenance officer at the air station.
The DEA coordinated the operation with the Department of Defense and law-enforcement officials from the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands to prevent drugs being smuggled through the 100,000 square miles of water surrounding 700 islands that encompass the OPBAT area of operations.
Virgin Islands are a few examples where the OPBAT model could be utilized.
In 2015, OPBAT operations in the Bahamas led to 76 arrests and the seizure of 637 kilograms of cocaine, 26.
In 2014, OPBAT operations in The Bahamas led to the seizure of 1.
In 2013, OPBAT operations in The Bahamas led to the seizure of 1.
Since Hurricane Ike destroyed the original Great Inagua aircraft hangar in 2008, USCG helicopters have temporarily operated out of the Turks and Caicos Islands, as part of its participation in OPBAT.
Including OPBAT seizures, Bahamian authorities seized 176 kilograms (kg) of cocaine and 24 metric tons of marijuana.
Including OPBAT seizures, Bahamian authorities seized 269 kilograms (kg) of cocaine and seized or eradicated over 42 metric tons of marijuana during calendar year 2010.
In 2009, The Bahamas continued to participate in OPBAT, a multi-agency international drug interdiction effort established in 1982 to stop the flow of cocaine and marijuana through The Bahamas to the U.
OPBAT is the largest and oldest cooperative effort overseas by any government involved in drug enforcement.