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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Raytheon Continues Support US Navy Counter Narco-Terrorism Ops

March 24, 2021 – Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will continue operating and maintaining the U.S. government’s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system under a $146 million, five-year contract. Originally developed to track long-range targets for aircraft and ships, ROTHR is now the primary detection system for border security and drug smuggling interdiction for the Joint Interagency Task…

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USCGC Bertholf Offloads Narcotics in San Diego

March 10, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and February, representing 10 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by…

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