Coast Guard seizes 26.5 tons of cocaine

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Coast Guard seizes 26.5 tons of cocaine -

(CNN)More than 26 tons of cocaine worth $2 billion have been seized by the US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, officials said Thursday.
Approximately 100 suspected drug smugglers were apprehended at sea and turned over to federal authorities, said Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area. The inter-agency operation intercepted 27 shipments and five bale recovery efforts over the course of 10 weeks, Schultz said.

The 26.5 tons of cocaine were unloaded in South Florida Thursday and Schultz said the drugs came from several areas of South America, including "the Andean Ridge, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia."
Coast Guard teams have been aboard several ships and have been seizing drugs since Oct. 1.
"This not only showcases the threat posed by dangerous cartels, gangs and criminal groups that make up extensive transitional organized crime networks, but it also highlights the commitment of the Coast Guard and its inter-agency detect, interdict, investigate and prosecute operatives for these criminal networks," Schultz said in a statement.


not nolettuce
Jun 5, 2002
at the welfare mall
Well I'm certainly glad we stopped $2 billion going to violent drug cartels this should cripple all of their organizations. Oh wait.. this was just in a 2 1/2 month period and what they were actually able to catch incoming in that time frame with a massive effort. Never mind.

Just a glorified photo-op for the coast guard to make like they are actually denting the drug flow into this country.