The US Coast Guard unloaded this Thursday in the port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a cache of 24,720 kilos of cocaine and 7,166 kilos of marijuana, whose approximate value amounts to 1,060 million dollars., reports Paris Beacon News.
Major blow to transnational criminal networks
“We have collectively delivered a major blow to transnational criminal networks removing 30 tons of drugs,” declared Capt. Todd Vance, commanding officer of the USCGC James, told.
Largest amount of contraband intercepted
During a three-month patrol in Caribbean and Eastern Pacific waters, the ship’s crew set new records, with the largest seizure of cocaine, worth $206.4 million, and the largest seizure of marijuana, worth of 3.59 million.
This is the largest amount of contraband intercepted during a patrol of the Eastern Pacific, according to a release of the Coast Guard.
According pick up AP, most of the drugs seized came from Colombia.
#ICYMI USCG Cutter James & crew offloaded $1.06 billion in illegal narcotics at Port Everglades, Thursday. Thank you to all who attended to witness our combined unity of effort. Read more here: https://t.co/tR7f9ma6k0 @USCG @USAO_MDFL @ONDCP @StateINL @DOJgov @RepDWStweets pic.twitter.com/OevTE6n1Vp
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 18, 2022
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Source: Paris Beacon News