Cutter Campbell Scheduled to Return Home Today

KITTERY, Maine – The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is scheduled to return to their homeport Friday in Kittery following a two-month patrol in the Caribbean Seas.

While on patrol, the Campbell’s crew conducted counter-narcotics and law-enforcement missions.

While working for Joint Interagency Task Force South, the Campbell participated in several successful law-enforcement interdiction’s, including the disruption of several large cocaine shipments on high speed smuggling boats.

The crew prevented 2,000 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $28 million from entering the U.S. The contraband was transferred to federal agencies and suspects were transferred to federal agents for further investigation.

The crew of the Campbell also conducted an international counter-narcotics exercise and professional exchange with Colombian Forces in San Andres Island, Columbia, which improved interoperability in drug interdiction operations.

During a port visit in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Campbell hosted Vice Adm. Homero Luis Laraja Sola, chief of the Dominican navy and Rear Adm. Luis Rafael Lee Ballester, deputy chief of the Dominican navy for a tour and discussion aboard the cutter.

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter based in Kittery.

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