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-The Coast Guard off loaded a huge amount of cocaine at Port Everglades today.
-The cocaine was collected over the course of two months from operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
– Key West based Coast Guard cutter Thetis was involved in the operation.
The U.S. Coast Guard brought the spoils of the drug war to South Florida Thursday.
Over 12.5 tons of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $378 million was off loaded at Port Everglades.
According to CBS Miami, the haul was delivered by Coast Guard cutter Escanaba.
The drugs had been collected over a two month period in a series of operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
“The crew’s contributions over the past two months directly support our government’s efforts to dismantle smuggling routes used by transnational criminal organizations and interdict drugs at sea bound for the United States,” Cmdr. Michael Turdo told CBS Miami.
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