Tuesday, May 29, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard lands more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine

A U.S. Coast Guard crew arrived in San Diego Tuesday to offload more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $78 million that was seized in Central America. Coast Guard officials said the Cutter Active seized the drugs in mid-May during operations in international waters off the coast of Central America. Six suspected drug smugglers were also arrested and are expected to be prosecuted in the U.S.

Once dropped off at the Port of San Diego, the cocaine will be turned over to the DEA for destruction.