Coast Guard HITRON History Series: Capt. Walter Reger

In this documentary series, we spoke with retired Coast Guard Capt. Walter Reger, he was the third commanding officer of HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Coast Guard HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations primarily used “go-fast” boats, high-speed smuggling vessels Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: Capt. Walter Reger[…]

USCGC Legare and HITRON crews interdicting over 20 million in drugs

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Legare and HITRON crews returned to home after an eight-week counter narcotic patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Friday. The Cutter Legare interdicted over 7,000 pounds of contraband, with an estimated street value in excess of $20 million and patrolled over 10,000 nautical miles throughout the Eastern Leer másUSCGC Legare and HITRON crews interdicting over 20 million in drugs[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport after 47-day Caribbean Sea patrol

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Diligence​ returned to homeport in Pensacola Friday after a 47-day Caribbean Sea patrol. USCGC Diligence performed counter-drug operations in support of the U.S. Government’s Joint Interagency Task Force–South, which conducts detection and monitoring operations in the Caribbean to facilitate the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport after 47-day Caribbean Sea patrol[…]

USCGC Decisive returns home after interdicting $20.3 million in drugs

NEW ORLEANS —​ The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive (USCGC Decisive, WMEC-210) returned to their homeport of Pensacola Nov. 3, after completing a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and offloading $20.3 million worth of drugs (cocaine and marijuana) in southern Florida.​ The crew began their deployment in late September, partnering with Leer másUSCGC Decisive returns home after interdicting $20.3 million in drugs[…]

USCGC Dauntless net 59 million dollars in cocaine during 56-day patrol

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returned to their homeport of Pensacola, Florida, after a 56-day patrol where the cutter and crew interdicted and seized more than 59 million dollars in cocaine.​ ​ In late August, the USCGC Dauntless crew responded in support of Hurricane Laura relief efforts as an offshore search and rescue Leer másUSCGC Dauntless net 59 million dollars in cocaine during 56-day patrol[…]

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