U.S. Coast Guard vessel offloads $500K worth of cocaine and weed at Florida port

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The fight against drug cartels Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea took a hit earlier this week when the crew of Coast Guard Cutter James successfully offloaded more than US$411.3 million ($526.5 million) worth of cocaine and cannabis in Florida. The hefty haul amounted to more than 23,000 pounds of cocaine and almost 8,800 pounds (3,992 kg) of marijuana, reports the United States Coast Guard . Looking for some weed? If at a Florida beach, perhaps just wait for the next wave to arrive Almost a ton of cannabis would never have been discovered if not for defect on cargo van Up to 180 pounds of weed found floating down creek in Oklahoma As part of a multi-agency effort that was national and international in scope, the drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America. The contraband seized was the result of 20 interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by eight U.S. and United Kingdom ships, according to the Coast Guard statement. “This patrol highlights our crew’s continued commitment to protecting the American people from our adversaries,” says Captain Todd Vance, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter James. Commodore Phil Nash, royal attaché for the U.K. Embassy, recognized the role that the Royal Navy and U.K. National Crime Agency played in the joint operation. Working with its U.S. and international partners, RFA Argus prevented US$54 million ($69.1 million) in drugs from being offloaded in Florida over the last few months, adding to the efforts of two other U.K vessels, for a total of $US650 million ($832 million) worth of drugs being stopped, Commodore Nash adds in the statement. This past September at Port Everglades , the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane crew offloaded about 12,100…

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