Friday, December 16, 2016

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy seize $715-million of cocaine

More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific.

The drugs came from 27 separate vessel interdictions and five bale recovery operations off Central and South America over the past three months.

Pallets containing the drugs covered the entire flight deck of the 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton.