MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Roughly 7.5 tons of cocaine seized from a submarine-like craft off the Caribbean coast of Honduras wasbeing unloaded in South Florida.
Crew members aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter were unloading the drugs Tuesday at the Coast Guard's Miami Beach base.
Officials say the cocaine is worth about $180 million.
Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection crews located the semi-submersible vessel July 13 near Honduras' border with Nicaragua.
The sub sank during the interdiction. An FBI dive team recovered the drugs on board after the Coast Guard found the sunken vessel last week.
Five crew members aboard the sub were taken into custody before it sank.
Semi-submersible crafts are regularly used to smuggle drugs along Central America's Pacific Coast.
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