The U.S. Coast Guard seized nearly $400 million in drugs at Port Everglades in South Florida.
According to CNN, the drugs were recovered from boats used for smuggling in 18 separate operations.
The loot is said to be worth nearly $400 million, and included more than 28,000 lbs. of cocaine and 11,000 lbs. of marijuana.
“What you see is 19 tons of narcotics seized from 18 separate Coast Guard interdiction events, with a street value worth more than $375 million,” Capt. Jeffrey Randall, Coast Guard Cutter James commanding officer said in a statement. “These drugs will not reach Main Street USA due to the efforts of the James crew and other Coast Guard cutters involved in these interdictions,”
Capt. Randall added that the crew worked in cooperation with “regional partner nations, like Columbia, Costa Rica and alongside the agencies involved in Operation Martillo to stop the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States.”
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