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U.S. Coast Guard offloads 6,800 pounds of cocaine, worth $118.3 million

The cocaine was seized in two operations off the coast of Costa Rica, according to the Coast Guard.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla — The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded thousands of pounds of cocaine Tuesday at a South Florida port.

The haul unloaded at Port Everglades weighed about 6,800 pounds and is estimated to be worth about $118.3 million. The cocaine was seized in two operations off the coast of Costa Rica, according to the Coast Guard. 

The crew's patrol efforts and narcotics busts were in direct support of President Trump's enhanced counter-narcotics surge announced in early April.

Credit: U.S. Coast Guard District 7
Pictured is 6,800 pounds of interdicted cocaine onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) at Port Everglades, Florida, June 23, 2020. The cutter Vigilant crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine, June 15, 2020, in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon, Costa Rica. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.

 The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew returned home to Cape Canaveral, Wednesday, following a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Western Caribbean.

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