Legare Has A Busy Eastern Pacific, Caribbean Patrol

USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) returned home in April after a 12-week counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Legare crew patrolled over 19,500 miles throughout the heart of the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Campaign Martillo, working in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and other partner nation…

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USCGC Dauntless Offloads Narcotics in Miami Beach

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless’ crew offloaded more than $243 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Friday, before returning to homeport in Pensacola. Dauntless’ crew seized approximately 8,500 pounds of cocaine and apprehended 13 suspected drug smugglers with Dominican Republic and Colombian nationalities following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Dauntless’ crew worked alongside multiple U.S. Coast Guard…

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CTF150 Drug Bust for Guepratte

On February 17, 2022, the La Fayette (FLF) type frigate Guépratte destroyed more than 270 kg of heroin seized from a dhow in the Gulf of Oman. While the FLF Guépratte was patrolling in support associated with the Combined task force (CTF) 150, she was informed of the presence of dhows carrying drugs. The embarked Detachment 36F Panther helicopter then…

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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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