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Over seven tons of cocaine confiscated in six U.S. Coast Guard interdictions

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By ITN News Editor April 6, 2019 13:05

Over seven tons of cocaine confiscated in six U.S. Coast Guard interdictions

U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers offloaded 7.1 tons of cocaine confiscated from six interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America.The operations were handled by crews on the Coast Guard cutters Active, Steadfast and Waesche over the past seven months.Authorities believe the confiscated cocaine has a street value of some $190 million.

The operations also resulted in the arrests of ten alleged drug smugglers who will be prosecuted in the U.S.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 6, 2019 13:05