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$715 Million in Cocaine Seized Jointly by US Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy are in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to offload 26.5 tons of cocaine — worth an estimated $715 million — seized in the waters off the Eastern Pacific.

    Officials from the United States and Canada will discuss the drug interdictions during a news conference at Port Everglades on Thursday morning.

    In a news release, the agencies said Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Naval crews participated in 27 separate drug smuggling vessel interdictions and five bale recovery operations off of Central and South America. The participating ships sailed with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment teams aboard.

    The agency says increased U.S. and allied presence in known drug transit zones off Eastern Pacific and Caribbean Basin is part of its Western Hemisphere Strategy.







    Associated Press/Dec. 15, 2016
    http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Crime/2016/12/15/22690406.html?cid=rssnews
    Photo: ap
    Newshawk Crew

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    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

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