The US Coast Guard has unloaded more than 7.5 tonnes of illicit drugs seized in recent weeks by naval smugglers in the Eastern Pacific.
The collection, which fell in San Diego, 11,301 pounds of cocaine and 4,076 pounds of marijuana, was delivered from the decks of the USCG cutter Kimball that was transported to her home in Hawaii.
The drugs would be worth about $ 223 million on the road, according to the agency.
Crews from three Coast Guard ships and a Canadian government ship seized drugs off the coasts of Central and South America from late February to early this month, according to USCG public affairs.
“Pure cocaine bans at sea are the most effective way to curb the destabilizing effects of cartels across the Western Hemisphere,” said Rear Admiral Michael McAllister, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Pacific.
With the help of other military branches such as the Navy or services of other countries, such as the Royal Canadian Navy, he added, the Coast Guard could “facilitate the efforts of U.S. prosecutors to close the circle of justice.”
The law enforcement phase of the anti-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific takes place under the authority of the 11th Coast Guard, based in Alameda. Suspensions, including boardings of suspected smuggling vessels, are managed and carried out by Coast Guard personnel.
– City news service
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