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Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of seized cocaine

March 22, 2019

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading more than 27,000 pounds (12247kilo grams) of cocaine in Miami Beach that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

The Coast Guard said in a news release that the drugs taken off the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Tampa on Friday are worth an estimated $360 million. The cocaine was seized in 12 separate operations off the coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America during a three month period.

The Tampa is based in Portsmouth, Virginia.