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08:40  12 july  2019
08:40  12 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Once on board, the Coast Guard crew discovered 38 thousand pounds of cocaine. The illegal cargo was seized and the ship escorted back to Panama. [Notes:stills of seized drugs on dock] Monday in Alameda, California, the Sherman's crew started off loading the cocaine. The packets of drugs also

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CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded tons of cocaine and marijuana seized from boats and even a semi-submarine in the Pacific.

Vice President Mike Pence was on hand Thursday as 39,000 pounds (17,690 kilograms) of cocaine and 933 pounds (423 kilograms) of marijuana were taken off the cutter Munro at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado.

Coast Guard seizes 40,000 pounds of drugs on high seas © Provided by The Associated Press SEA Narco Submarine (CR)

The Coast Guard says the drugs have an estimated street value of $569 million (£453m).

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The Coast Guard has seized around 47, 000 pounds of cocaine in the Pacific since November. The massive amount of drugs was displayed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton on Thursday in San Diego Still, Midgette says he believes that represents only fraction of the illegal sea shipments.

The US coast guard says it seized 1 million worth of cocaine in a high seas drug bust on July 18, after a navy pilot spotted a 40 -foot-long, blue When coast guard officials from Alameda, California, intercepted and boarded the homemade submarine, they found 16, 000 pounds of cocaine and four

The drugs were seized in 14 operations since May in international waters off Mexico and Central and South America.

Coast Guard seizes 40,000 pounds of drugs on high seas © Provided by The Associated Press Vice President Mike Pence walks past bales of seized cocaine during a visit to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Coronado, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Fifty-five smuggling suspects were taken into custody.

The agency released dramatic video of armed crew members boarding a semi-submersible racing through the waves off of South America last month. Photos also were released of the Coast Guard sinking drug boats.

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