Indian Ocean Drug Seizures by FS Floréal & Chevalier Paul

Respectively integrated and placed in support of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), the Floréal Surveillance Frigate (FS) and the Chevalier Paul Air Defense Frigate (FDA) have recently carried out major drug seizures. These operations demonstrate the importance of the French contribution within the framework of the CTF 150 which fights against illicit trafficking which contributes to the financing…

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Wave Knight Helps Dutch Tackle Drug-Traffickers in Caribbean

If you’ve never seen Holland from the air… here it is. With RFA Wave Knight. The two vessels linked up in the Caribbean as both conduct counter-narcotics patrols to prevent the flow of illegal drugs through the region to the United States and beyond. Wave Knight reverted to her core business for the rendezvous: pumping fuel from her tanks into…

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USCGC Legare Returns to Portsmouth from 61 Day Drug Patrol

USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) returned home October 21st after an eight-week counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Coast Guard 11th District. The crew patrolled over 12,650 nautical miles through the heart of the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Campaign Martillo working in conjunction with Customs and Border Protection, the…

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CTF150 Operation Seizes More Drugs in the Indian Ocean

The Royal New Zealand Navy-led counter-narcotics operation outside the Arabian Gulf has had a second major drug seizure in a week. French Marine Nationale frigate FS Languedoc, operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Kiwi-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), conducted a second intercept of a vessel in the Indian Ocean September 27th. It resulted in the…

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USCGC Harriet Lane Home After Successful Drug Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned home to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 72-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Sunday. Harriet Lane’s crew performed counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations in support of the Coast Guard 7th District and Joint Interagency Task Force-South. Throughout the patrol, the crew of the Harriet Lane worked in conjunction with a diverse array of…

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USCGC Tahoma Returns to Kittery from Drug Patrol

June 21, 2021 – USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) returned to Kittery on Friday after a successful 79-day counter-narcotics and smuggling patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Tahoma’s crew interdicted two vessels, seizing 7,300 pounds of cocaine, worth a combined total of roughly $105 million, and detained eight suspected drug smugglers. The crew also coordinated operations with U.S. Coast Guard Law…

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AMO P-3 Crews and Partners Seize Almost 6 Tons of Narcotics in 8 Days in Eastern Pacific

June 15, 2021 – Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million…

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Portugal Combating International Drug Trafficking

June 5, 2021 (Google Translation) – ​The Judiciary Police, the Portuguese Air Force, the National Maritime Authority and the Portuguese Navy, developed a joint operation in international waters south of Portugal, which managed to identify and apprehend a manned pleasure craft, due to strong suspicions of the crime of illicit drug trafficking. In close sharing of information and joint efforts…

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Marine Nationale and Royal Canadian Navy Continue Counter-Narcotics Victories under CTF-150

May 20, 2021 – The Marine Nationale’s (MN) FS Guépratte and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary, prove themselves unrelenting, making four rapid counter-narcotic seizures under CTF-150. FS Guépratte commenced the successful streak with a seizure of 6,136 lbs (2,784 kg) of hashish on 12 May. HMCS Calgary followed the French frigate’s lead, striking in quick succession on…

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