The Coast Guard cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, on Friday after the counter-narcotic patrol within the Caribbean and Jap Pacific.
The Campbell intercepted suspected smuggling vessels six instances, in keeping with an announcement from the Coast Guard.
The Campbell’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Mark McDonnell, mentioned he is “extremely proud” of his workforce. The 29-year-old ship has a crew of 100.
McDonnell mentioned the presence of the Coast Guard and different regulation enforcement businesses is “important to dismantling the crime networks that threaten the US with their illicit actions.”
The crew detained 24 suspected smugglers throughout the patrol.
The Campbell’s crew was assisted with MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron unit, primarily based in Jacksonville, Florida.
A photograph shared by the Coast Guard exhibits among the crew members standing across the large cargo.