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The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded thousands of narcotics in Miami, Florida, this week worth an estimated $475 million.
Coast Guard crews seized about 24,700 pounds of cocaine and nearly 3,900 pounds of marijuana on Thursday at Base Miami Beach, the branch said in a press release.
The crews interdicted the drugs in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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“I am proud of the crew’s continued devotion to duty that made this offload possible,” Cdr. Jeremy M. Greenwood, commanding officer of Legare, said in the release.
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“Through the coordinated efforts of the Legare, the LEDETs, HNLMS Groningen, CGC James, and the USS Billings crews, we significantly contributed to the counter-drug mission and the dismantling of transnational criminal organizations,” he continued.
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Greenwood said the drugs seized in Miami will result in “significantly fewer drug-related overdoses.”