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.
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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