Coast Guard seizes $377M worth of cocaine, marijuana


The U.S. Coast Guard said it has seized more than 19 tons of narcotics worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the waters of the Caribbean Basin and the eastern Pacific Ocean.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James is scheduled to offload in Florida’s Port Everglades approximately 28,000 pounds of cocaine worth about $367 million and 11,000 pounds of marijuana valued at $10.1 million that were seized in 18 separate incidents by 10 cutter crews from suspected drug smuggling vessels off the coasts of Mexico and Central and South America, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

“These drugs will not reach Main Street, U.S.A., due to the efforts of the James crew and other Coast Guard cutters involved in these interdictions,” Capt. Jeffrey Randall, commanding officer of Cutter James, said in a

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