HMCS Margaret Brooke Feb24

HMCS Margaret Brooke intercepts smuggling vessel on Op Caribbe

RCN Public Affairs, 24 February 2024.

On February 4, while deployed on Operation Caribbe, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Margaret Brooke supported the interception of a drug smuggling vessel and seized 510 kg of cocaine in the Central Caribbean Sea.  

The three people suspected of drug smuggling are now in custody of the United States government, and the vessel was disposed of at sea.

Margaret Brooke departed its home port of Halifax, N.S. on January 12 to deploy for six weeks on Operation Caribbe in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. 

“I am proud of the crew of HMCS Margaret Brooke and the members of the embarked United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment who have successfully interdicted a drug smuggling vessel,” said Commander Nicole Robichaud, Commanding Officer. “The sailors of HMCS Margaret Brooke have worked determinedly since Operation Caribbe commenced last month, between operational training and working closely with our United States partners. This collective effort enables us to achieve greater success in making the continent more secure from the threats posed by illicit trafficking.”

Featuring image credit: RCN. The United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment returns to HMCS Margaret Brooke.


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