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Over 2,450 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized In The Caribbean Sea


The crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell offloaded more than 2,450 pounds of cocaine with an assessed street value of approximately $32.2 million in Miami on Tuesday.

A Coast Guard release said crews interdicted the illegal drugs in international waters of the Caribbean Sea during two separate cases.

The release disclosed that the drug interdictions led to the arrest of six suspected smugglers.

The suspects face prosecution in federal courts by the Department of Justice.

The Coast Guard observed that detecting and preventing illegal drug traffickers on the high seas involves significant interagency and international coordination.

It explained that the Joint Interagency Task Force South in Key West, Florida, conducts the detection and monitoring of aerial and maritime transit of illegal drugs.

” Once interdiction becomes imminent, the law enforcement phase of the operation begins, and control of the operation shifts to the U.S. Coast Guard throughout the interdiction and apprehension,” the Coast Guard said.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Sherbs.

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  1. CARICOM needs to put a stop to this, US don’t really want to assist in anything else but wanting to patrol our waters looking for the product!

    Why carry the seizures to Miami to “suppossedly” destroy, why!?

    Depriving us much needed revenue.

    Let them patrol their waters and leave our seas.


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