Virginia-Based Cutter Returns From Caribbean Patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard says the crew of a Portsmouth-based cutter helped to disrupt cocaine tracking in the northern Caribbean Sea during a 44-day patrol.

The cutter Harriet Lane returned to Portsmouth on Wednesday.

Its crew also detained 24 Cuban migrants and rescued a sea turtle during the counterdrug and migrant interdiction patrol.

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