Crime The cocaine is worth up to $627 million. And the Coast Guard wants you to see it

22:05  10 may  2018
22:05  10 may  2018 Source:   miamiherald.com

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Crews offloaded more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine , worth more than 1 million , from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton on Thursday. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Fred Midgette said crews increasingly are seeing smugglers using low-profile "go fast" boats to move illicit cargo.

“This not only showcases the threat posed by dangerous cartels, gangs and criminal groups that make up extensive transitional organized crime networks, but it also highlights the commitment of the Coast Guard and its interagency partner’s The cocaine was estimated to be worth about 0 million .

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded almost six tons of cocaine at Port Everglades on Thursday, the result of intercepting six vessels from February through mid-April.

About 11,995 pounds of cocaine works out to 5,452.273 kilograms or 5,452,273 grams. At the Miami street prices quoted by Narcotics News, that works out to a street value of $299,875,015 to $627,011,395.

The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf snagged about 1,653 pounds of cocaine on its one interdiction. The Coast Guard Cutter Bear picked up the most blow, an estimated 6,029 pounds on two cases. The Coast Guard Cutter James had the most interceptions, three, which brought in an estimated 4,313 pounds.

Waters off South America and the Central America region, including Mexico, were patrolled for these interdictions.

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