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Coast Guard unloads $3 million in cocaine and marijuana

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 00:43

May 9 - U.S. drug enforcement officials unload $3 million worth of seized marijuana and cocaine in Miami. Gavino Garay reports.

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The U.S. Coast Guard and the Drug Enforcement Agency unload more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana and 35 kilos of cocaine in Miami. The Coast Guard says the drugs have a combined wholesale value of more than $3 million, seized on separate occasions. On May 3, the Coast Guard stopped a vessel in the Caribbean after five people aboard allegedly started throwing bags into the water and attempted to flee. A drug enforcement unit took the suspects into custody and recovered more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana and 35 kilos of cocaine from the sea. In a separate operation on May 2, officials seized more than 220 pounds of marijuana after the Coast Guard spotted an abandoned vessel off the coast of Haiti.

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Coast Guard unloads $3 million in cocaine and marijuana

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 00:43