May 3 - The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana in Miami on Friday, with an estimated value of nearly $2 million. Karen Hendren reports.
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The Coast Guard offloaded more than a ton of seized marijuana in Miami Beach Friday.
The seizure of 2,058 pounds of marijuana was made on April 23 when a Coast Guard crew detected a go-fast vessel and launched a boat to pursue it. When crew members boarded the boat, they discovered 48 bales of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of nearly $2 million and a street value of nearly $6 million.
Coast Guard Lieutenant Meaghan Gies they took four suspected smugglers in custody.
"The boarding team apprehended the four suspected smugglers that were on board the go-fast, took custody of the drugs, and transferred them to the dependable."
The agency says it seized $22 million worth of marijuana and $1.8 billion worth of cocaine from throughout the Caribbean during 2013.
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