2,450 Pounds Of Cocaine Worth $32.2 Million Are Seized By The US Coast Guard In The Caribbean Sea

Members of the crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell found about 2,450 pounds of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea, worth an estimated $32.2 million.

2,450 Pounds Of Cocaine Worth $32.2 Million Are Seized By The US Coast Guard In The Caribbean Sea

On Tuesday, it was unloaded in Miami.

In two distinct occurrences, the drugs were apprehended in international seas with the aid of Cutter Richard Nixon, Cutter Dauntless, and the Joint Interagency Task Force South.

Six other accused traffickers were detained and are currently being prosecuted in federal court by the Department of Justice.

“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Coast Guard crews and agency partners involved with this interdiction, Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell brought these suspected smugglers and illicit contraband ashore for prosecution,” Lt. Cmdr. Colin Weaver said. “Coast Guard crews continue to deliver on our important missions of homeland and maritime security to save lives and thwart transnational criminal organizations operating in the Caribbean.”

According to the Coast Guard, the actions were a component of the investigations assigned to the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF).

The task force uses a multi-agency approach that includes prosecutors to identify, disrupt, and dismantle high-level criminal organizations that represent a threat to the United States.

The Joint Interagency Task Force in Key West, Florida, is in charge of identifying and tracking narcotics trafficking by air and sea.

According to the Coast Guard, the military branch assumes control of the law enforcement phase when an interdiction is about to occur, intercepting and apprehending drug smugglers.

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