One less reason to go to Floriduh…
The U.S. Coast Guard showed off large caches of illegal narcotics seized as part of U.S. Southern Command’s enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.
The Coast Guard Cutter James arrived in Port Everglades, Florida offloading approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $408 million, seized in a series of recent actions.
The Coast Guard reported that the drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America, and in the Caribbean during 11 interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by four Coast Guard cutters and two U.S. Navy ships. The interdictions, including the boardings, were led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard.