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Nearly $400 Million in Seized Drugs Offloaded in South Florida

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    Coast Guard Unloading Major Drug Haul in South Florida

    The agency is dropping off nearly $400 million worth of cocaine and marijuana collected over 17 missions.

    (Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Almost $400 million worth of drugs that were confiscated by the U.S. Coast Guard were offloaded in South Florida on Tuesday.

    • Crew members from the cutter Legare will remove their cargo – over 12 tons of cocaine and another over one ton of marijuana.

    Almost $400 million worth of drugs that were confiscated by the U.S. Coast Guard was offloaded in South Florida on Tuesday.

    Crew members from the cutter Legare removed their cargo – over 12 tons of cocaine and another over one ton of marijuana – during an afternoon event.

    The confiscations were made from 17 different smuggling vessels off the coast of Mexico as well as the coasts of Central and South America.

    The total amount seized is estimated to have a street value of $390 million. Members of the Canadian Navy also helped in the captures.

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