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NBC News 18 Dec 2019

Videos Show Coast Guard Making Major Drug Busts, Seizing Thousands Of Pounds Of Cocaine


A major cocaine seizure operation was conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Eastern Pacific Ocean where multiple crews confiscated more than 18,000 pounds of cocaine.

Footage taken and released by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the crew of the cutter Munro offloading nearly 9,071 kilograms of cocaine in San Diego, California, Tuesday, February 11. The cocaine, worth approximately $338 million, was interdicted eight times, between mid-November and mid-January, by four different cutter crews in known drug-transit zones in the Pacific Ocean.

The U.S. Coast Guard says nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine seized in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been brought to San Diego. The cocaine was seized in eight operations by the crews of four cutters between mid-November and mid-January. (Feb. 10)
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