The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) had tremendous operational success this year combating transnational organized crime off the
"This year's success on Operation CARIBBE is a testament to
As part of Operation CARIBBE 2013, the CAF contributed seven ships, four CP-140 Aurora aircraft, and a submarine to combat transnational crimes; four ships and three aircraft deployed to the
"Canadians can be proud of the members of the Canadian Armed Forces who contributed to the remarkable successes achieved in this year's Operation CARIBBE," said General
While deployed, CAF air and naval assets patrolled international waters in an effort to locate, track, approach and potentially intercept suspicious vessels in order to allow United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment personnel to board and conduct law enforcement operations. The CP-140 Aurora aircraft played a crucial role in the operation, providing surveillance and detection that guided both Canadian and international partners' ships to suspect vessels.
"This is a significant achievement for HMCS Victoria, that successfully integrated its inherent stealth capabilities into a multinational operation," said Vice-Admiral
This year has been one of the most successful in terms of the total amount of illicit drugs seized and traffic disrupted since
"I am extremely proud of our members and their operational success in combating illicit trafficking in the
Every year, under the coordination of the
Notes to editor / news director: Still and video imagery of this operation can be found online on the
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