At Florida Port, The Coast Guard Unloaded $1.4 Billion Worth Of Narcotics

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On Thursday, the US Coast Guard unloaded pharmaceuticals worth more than $1.4 billion at Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades.

The crew of the Cutter James offloaded about 59,700 pounds (27,079 kilograms) of cocaine and approximately 1,430 pounds (548 kilograms) of marijuana, according to the DEA.

It was the largest unload in the vessel’s history, according to Coast Guard authorities. The operation was aided by many Coast Guard units, as well as US Customs and Border Patrol and Canadian allies, according to the agency.

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