The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded about 18.5 tons of cocaine, seized in international waters in a series of interdictions.
The Coast Guard cutter Active was commissioned in 1966 — three years before Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the Moon.
More than 17,000 pounds of cocaine seized by the crews of two U.S. Coast Guard vessels were offloaded Monday in San Diego.
Coast Guard Cutter Legare and crew underway during their patrol of the Caribbean Sea, Dec. 22, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
The 12 tons of cocaine and one ton of marijuana that were delivered to Port Everglades by the Coast Guard Cutter Legare Tuesday cost drug dealers some $400 million in wholesale proceeds, officials said.
According to the Coast Guard, the drugs offloaded from the cutter were seized recently in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean during 17 separate inter..