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Coast Guard cutter Legare back at Virginia homeport after 52-day patrol in Pacific, Caribbean

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PORTSMOUTH, Virginia — After a 52-day patrol, the Coast Guard cutter Legare has returned to its Virginia homeport just in time for the holidays.

The ship sailed into Portsmouth on Tuesday after its patrol through the Caribbean and into the eastern Pacific Ocean. The 270-foot cutter worked with partner countries in South and Central America to staunch the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S.

The Coast Guard says the coordinated effort netted 2,645 pounds of cocaine. The guard put its street value at $40 million.

Besides anti-drug patrols, the Legare also is used in search and rescue and for defense readiness of ports and coastal waterways.

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