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US NewsCoast Guard seizes 40,000 pounds of drugs on high seas

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

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The Coast Guard says the drugs have an estimated street value of 9 million. Vice President Mike Pence was on hand Thursday as 39, 000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana were taken off the cutter Munro at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado.

The Coast Guard says the drugs have an estimated street value of 9 million in operations over the last couple of months. The drugs were seized in 14 operations since May in international waters off Mexico and Central and South America. Fifty-five smuggling suspects were taken into custody.

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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 says the drugs have an estimated street value of 9 million in operations over the last couple of months. The drugs were seized in 14 operations since May in international waters off Mexico and Central and South America. Fifty-five smuggling suspects were taken into custody.

The Coast Guard says the drugs have an estimated street value of 9 million in operations over the last couple of months. 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

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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