U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home to Portsmouth, Virginia, after interdicting $102 million worth of illegal narcotics
A U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron aircrew lands on the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba ((WMEC 907) during a patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 16, 2023. Escanaba’s crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, interdicting 3,520 kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $102 million, which were offloaded in Port Everglades, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Escanaba)