ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — A local U.S. Coast Guard crew is scheduled to return to Alameda Monday morning after a 140-day deployment.

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Bertholf is returning from the deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean after seizing more than $183 million worth of illegal narcotics, Coast Guard officials said.

The crew was deployed off the coast of Central America and South America in support of a drug operations task force.

Officials said the crew was involved in detaining a number of suspicious vehicles and suspects and in the seizure of more than 12,000 pounds of illegal narcotics.

The crew is scheduled to return around 8 a.m.

© Copyright 2014 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s