Ethan Nadelmann: Paradigms for U.S. Drug Policy

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offload nearly 660 kilograms of narcotics, Feb. 2, 2015. With an approximate street value of $22 million, the drugs were seized during a recent patrol in the Eastern Pacific. Cutters like Waesche routinely patrol the waters from South America to the Bering Sea, far off shore, conducting alien migrant interdiction operations, domestic fisheries protection, search and rescue, counter narcotics and other essential missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Luke Pinneo)
Ethan Nadelmann