Coast Guard Offloads Seized Drugs Worth $62.5 Million

Coast Guard Cutter Bear crew members inspect one of the interdicted vessels stopped during counter-narcotics operations. The Coast Guard Cutter Bear was responsible for two cases, seizing approximately 7,900 pounds of marijuana and 300 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were offloaded in Florida on April 17, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Coast Guard Cutter Bear crew members inspect one of the interdicted vessels stopped during counter-narcotics operations. The Coast Guard Cutter Bear was responsible for two cases, seizing approximately 7,900 pounds of marijuana and 300 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were offloaded in Florida on April 17, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at Florida's Port Everglades.

The agency said in a news release that the drugs seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean will arrive in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday morning on the Coast Guard Cutter Bear, which is based in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The stash includes some 14,000 pounds (6,350 kilograms) of marijuana and 3,660 pounds (1,660 kilograms) of cocaine.

Officials say operation involved two Coast Guard cutters and a Navy ship off the coasts of Mexico and Central and South America.

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