Coast Guard Seized $23 Million in Cocaine in Caribbean


The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded 719 kilograms of cocaine last Thursday at its station in Miami Beach. That came with an estimated street value of about $23 million.
The coke was intercepted in the Caribbean on September 8 by Coast Guard Cutter Bear.
The cutter spotted a 208-foot cargo boat in the waters northeast of Panama. The crew boarded the boat, and found several hidden parcels on board. The powder inside tested positive as cocaine, and the shipment was seized. Thirteen suspected smugglers were arrested.

It’s the third time this summer that the coast guard seized a shipment in a cargo vessel. Drug shipments are typically more often seized from smaller go-fast boats.
More at the Miami New Times.