Cutter Legare returning Saturday to Portsmouth

Cutter Legare returning Saturday to Portsmouth

Credit: U.S. COAST GUARD SLIDE

Portsmouth, VA (Mar. 20)--CGC Legare (WMEC 912). EGGEN, ERIC PA2

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Associated Press

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:42 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 18 at 5:42 AM

PORTSMOUTH (AP) -- A Coast Guard cutter is heading back to Virginia waters after intercepting more than $100 million in cocaine in the Caribbean.

The Legare is scheduled to return to its Portsmouth homeport on Saturday after a 49-day patrol. The Caribbean patrol included two high seas drug busts.

The Coast Guard says the Legare crew and a law enforcement detachment seized 3,300 kilograms of cocaine. The contraband valued at $110 million was offloaded in Miami before the Legare set sail for home.

AP-WF-04-18-14 0705GMT

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