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The Coast Guard Cutter James crew is scheduled to release approximately 27,300 pounds of confiscated cocaine worth an estimated $ 367 million

PICTURED: Coast Guard unloads 27,300 pounds of cocaine worth $ 367M and 11,000 pounds of marijuana worth $ 10M seized in international waters off the coast of Florida

  • The Coast Guard Cutter James crew is scheduled to release approximately 27,300 pounds of confiscated cocaine worth an estimated $ 367 million
  • About £ 11,000 seized marijuana worth an estimated $ 10.1 million is also scheduled to be unloaded at Port Everglades
  • Drugs were banned in international waters of the Caribbean and the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico, Central and South America
  • It includes smuggled goods seized and recovered in 18 separate interceptions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by the US Coast Guard
  • Crew carried out drug control operations in cooperation with regional partner countries, including Colombia and Costa Rica
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The United States Coast Guard has released no less than 27,300 pounds of cocaine this week, with a street value of around $ 367 million (£ 285 million) after collaborating with Columbia and Costa Rica to seize the drugs.

The seventh district in Florida also prepared for £ 11,000 of marijuana worth about $ 10.1 million (£ 8 million) in Port Everglades on Monday, part of a trafficking of contraband caught from 18 separate interdictions.

The drugs were seized in international waters around the Caribbean basin and the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico, Central and South America.

The Coast Guard Cutter James crew is scheduled to release approximately 27,300 pounds of confiscated cocaine worth an estimated $ 367 million

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The Coast Guard Cutter James crew is scheduled to release approximately 27,300 pounds of confiscated cocaine worth an estimated $ 367 million

About £ 11,000 seized marijuana worth an estimated $ 10.1 million is also scheduled to be unloaded at Port Everglades

About £ 11,000 seized marijuana worth an estimated $ 10.1 million is also scheduled to be unloaded at Port Everglades

About £ 11,000 seized marijuana worth an estimated $ 10.1 million is also scheduled to be unloaded at Port Everglades

Video footage showed rows and rows of the drugs bundled aboard Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754), a 418-foot legend cutter of the legendary class, homeported in Charleston, South Carolina.

& # 39; What you see is 19 tons of narcotics seized by 18 separate coast guard ban events, with a street value of more than $ 375 million, said Captain Jeffrey Randall, commander of the coast guard cutter James.

& # 39; 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. & # 39;

Drugs were banned in international waters of the Caribbean and the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico, Central and South America

Drugs were banned in international waters of the Caribbean and the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico, Central and South America

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Drugs were banned in international waters of the Caribbean and the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico, Central and South America

Crew conducted counter-drug operations with cooperation with regional partner countries such as Colombia and Costa Rica

Crew conducted counter-drug operations with cooperation with regional partner countries such as Colombia and Costa Rica

Crew conducted counter-drug operations with cooperation with regional partner countries such as Colombia and Costa Rica

The seizures were part of Operation Martillo & # 39; to stop the flow of illegal drugs to the United States & # 39 ;.

Ten coast guard teams participated.

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The crew of Cutter James was responsible for six interdictions that occupied approximately 7,022 pounds of cocaine and 4,085 pounds of marijuana.

While Cutter Northland made only two interdictions, this resulted in the seizure of more than 12,214 pounds of cocaine.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant was responsible for seizing two cases, which together contained 4,184 pounds of the class A drug.

The crew of Cutter Spencer made a ban in which approximately 1,477 pounds of cocaine was taken.

& # 39; Due to this collaboration, we maintain an offensive against criminal networks and criminal organizations & # 39 ;, Capt. Jeffrey Randall.

The seizures were part of Operation Martillo & # 39; to stop the flow of illegal drugs to the United States & # 39;
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The seizures were part of Operation Martillo & # 39; to stop the flow of illegal drugs to the United States & # 39;

The seizures were part of Operation Martillo & # 39; to stop the flow of illegal drugs to the United States & # 39;

Attack Coast Guard Cutter

Valiant (210 feet average endurance) Mayport, Florida: 2 cases – 4,184 pounds of cocaine

Spencer (Medium foot endurance of 270 feet) Boston, Massachusetts: 1 ban – 1,477 pounds of cocaine

James (418-foot legend class) Charleston, South Carolina: 6 interdictions – 7,022 pounds of cocaine and 4,085 pounds of marijuana

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Northland (270 feet on average endurance) Portsmouth, Virginia: 2 interdictions – 12,214 pounds of cocaine

Harriett Lane (270 feet on average endurance) Portsmouth, Virginia: 2 cases – 750 pounds of cocaine and 5,540 pounds of marijuana

Thetis (270 feet on average endurance) Key West, Florida: 1 case – 160 pounds of cocaine

Venturous (210 feet average endurance) St. Petersburg, Florida: 1 case – 890 pounds of cocaine

Trust210 feet average endurance) Port Canaveral, Florida: 1 case – 110 pounds of cocaine and 1,600 pounds of marijuana

Mohawk (270 feet on average endurance) Key West, Florida: 1 case – 1,930 pounds of cocaine

Watchful (210-foot average endurance) Mayport, Florida: 1 case – 800 pounds of cocaine

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