Counternarcotics Enforcement Director to visit Cutter Dallas

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Department of Homeland Security’s Director of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement will visit the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas, SeaHawk, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center here Tuesday.

Director Uttam Dhillon will tour Dallas and then participate in a ceremony at 9 a.m. to add two new cocaine “snowflake” stickers to the bridge wing on Dallas to commemorate Dallas’ most recent drug interdictions.

During Dallas’ last two patrols, the crew interdicted 790 pounds of cocaine in two separate air-drop seizures and caused several drug-smuggling delivery disruptions. The two cocaine snowflake stickers will join 18 snowflakes and 17-marijuana leafs that currently adorn the Dallas’ side. Each sticker represents one cocaine or marijuana bust.

The crew of Dallas recently returned to Charleston from a 66-day patrol and is scheduled to leave on patrol again later this Spring. The Dallas is a 378-foot high endurance cutter that normally spends more than six months away from its homeport of Charleston conducting missions such as law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security and national defense.

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