Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine and Marijuana from 2 Incidents

The drugs were seized in two separate incidents in October

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011  |  Updated 7:07 PM EDT
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Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine and Marijuana from 2 Incidents

U.S. Coast Guard

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U.S. Coast Guard seized 2,300 pounds of marijuana and 886 pound of cocaine, which had been caught in two separate incidents last month, authorities said.

In the first, Coast Guard officials boarded a 160-foot Bolivian-flagged freighter northeast of Panama on Oct. 14.  Authorities say they found 886 pounds of cocaine inside the vessel.

The contraband was seized by investigators. Nearly two weeks later, on Oct. 26, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin spotted a 30-foot go-fast vessel in the Caribbean.

The Coast Guard crew interdicted the boat and found 2,300 pounds of marijuana onboard.

The contraband was offloaded at the Coast Guard Sector Key West  on Tuesday.

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