Coast Guard Offloads Nearly $400 Million Worth Of Seized Drugs At Port Everglades

Coast Guard Offloads Nearly $400 Million Worth Of Seized Drugs At Port Everglades


HUMIDITY, BECAUSE THE JET STREAM WILL CONTINUE TO STAY TO THE NORTH, KEEPING THE COLD AIR TO THE NORTH. I’LL HAVE MORE ON THE REST OF THE FORECAST IN A FEW MINUTES. IT WAS A MAJOR SHOW AND TELL BY THE COAST GUARD THIS MORNING. NEARLY $400 MILLION WORTH OF DRUGS WILL NOT HIT THE STREETS AFTER BEING SEIZED AT SEA. RIELLE CREIGHTON HAS THE DETAILS. Reporter: IT IS ALWAYS A BIG CALL IN THE COAST GUARD COMES IN. THIS IS A BIG ONE, EVEN PERHAPS BY THEIR STANDARDS. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF DRUGS SITTING ON THIS BOAT. IT WAS THE WORK OF THIS CREW AND SEVERAL OTHERS AS THEY STOP SMUGGLERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS. IT IS KIND QUITE A SIGHT, TOPPER FOR OVERHEAD. YOU ARE LOOKING AT 19 TONS OF NARCOTICS, THEY COMBINE MORE THAN 27,000 POUNDS OF COCAINE, 11,000 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA. STREET VALUE, MORE THAN $375 MILLION. THERE IS AN ACTION REACTION GAME WE PLAYED HERE IN HOW WE PLAN THOSE INTRODUCTIONS AND EXECUTE THOSE INTRODUCTIONS, TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF OUR CREW, WHILE MAKING SURE WE CAN GET TO A SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION. Reporter: THE DRUGS WERE SEIZED IN THE INTERNATIONAL WATERS OF THE CARIBBEAN BASED IN EASTERN PACIFIC OFF THE COAST OF MEXICO, SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA, OVER 6 TO 8 WEEKS. THE WORK OF 18 SEPARATE INTRODUCTIONS OF SEPARATE SMUGGLERS. A TAKEDOWN SO BIG, THEN NAVY BOARD IS MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT. DRUG TRAFFICKING IS A THREAT. Reporter: IT REPRESENTS WHAT THE COAST GUARD SAID IS A TRUE PARTNERSHIP ACROSS IS IN HIS FACE. THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT WE ARE DEALING WITH HERE ARE TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL HOLES. TAKING DOWN LARGE BOATLOADS OF COCAINE OUT TO SEE HELPS TO REDUCE THE CORRUPTION, THE VIOLENCE IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES THAT MANIFEST ITSELF AS HUMAN TRAGEDY AT OUR SOUTHWEST BORDERS.

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