The US Coast Guard seized over $30 million worth of heroin and methamphetamine from a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman on May 8, 2023.
The operation was conducted in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, one of four task forces forming the Combined Maritime Forces.
CTF 150 naval forces have seized illegal drugs worth nearly $200 million in 2023 alone.
The USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) operates from the US Navy base in Bahrain, where CTF 150 is headquartered.
Glen Harris is part of the US Coast Guard's Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) contingent, which deploys personnel and ships throughout the Middle East.
CTF 150 conducts maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean to disrupt criminal and terrorist organizations and their related illicit activities.
U.S. and international naval units in the Middle East seized illegal drugs totaling $1 billion in value from 2021 to 2022.
The success of the Glen Harris crew highlights the commitment to interdict and remove illicit narcotics from the sea to deny malign actors the ability to destabilize the region.