The United States Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew returned to their homeport in Cape Canaveral on September 20 after seizing illegal drugs valued at over $85 million in the Caribbean Sea.
The seizures occurred during a 62-day Caribbean sea deployment.
According to the Coast Guard, Confidence’s crew conducted four separate drug cases within four days.
The crew prosecuted an additional case while returning to homeport.
The Coast Guard said the five interdictions resulted in the apprehension of 15 suspected narco-traffickers and prevented the flow of over 6,000 pounds of illicit substances from reaching the United States.
The Confidence crew worked with air and sea assets from partner agencies, allied militaries, and other Coast Guard units in the anti-drug operations.
They transferred the seized drugs in Miami to partner law enforcement agencies during the Coast Guard cutter’s transit home.