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Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of seized drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) boarding teams interdict a low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than 4,380 pounds of cocaine, Feb. 1, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf.)

SAN DIEGO, CA — U.S. Coast Guard personnel offloaded about 7,500 pounds of cocaine and marijuana Wednesday in San Diego.

The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, were seized from drug smugglers in the Eastern Pacific. The drugs were confiscated by the crews of five Coast Guard and Navy ships in January and February during 10 vessel interceptions off the coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America, according to USCG public affairs.

“The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations,” a USCG news release stated.

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Published: March 11, 2021
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