Virginia-Based Cutter Returns From Caribbean Patrol
USCGC Forward (Photo courtesy of the US Coast Guard)
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - A Portsmouth-based Coast Guard cutter is coming home following a counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea.
The Coast Guard says the Forward is scheduled to return to Portsmouth on Monday morning.
The Forward's crew supported Operation Martillo during the 45-day deployment. They worked with a helicopter team and the crew of the Cutter Confidence to seize more than $50 million worth of narcotics during two interdictions of illicit drug trafficking.
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