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Coast Guard offloads big haul of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades

Posted: 8:44 AM, Jun 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 10:21:22-04
U.S. Coast Cutter Hamilton crew is scheduled to offload approximately 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and 1,500 pounds of seized marijuana today at Port Everglades, Florida, on June 6, 2019.

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded drugs seized in international waters off the coasts of Mexico and Central and South America.

The agency offloaded 26,000 pounds of cocaine and 1,500 pounds of marijuana at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday morning.

Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships seized the drugs from vessels suspected of smuggling over the last three months.

Officials say the ships conducted operations targeting transnational criminal organizations as part of a multiagency task force.