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Coast Guard to offload big haul of cocaine, marijuana

June 6, 2019

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard will unload drugs seized in international waters off the coasts of Mexico and Central and South America.

Officials said in a news release that the agency will offload 26,000 pounds (11793 kilograms) of cocaine and 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms) of marijuana at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday morning.

Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy ships seized the drugs from vessels suspected of smuggling over the last three months.

Officials say the ships conducted operations targeting transnational criminal organizations as part of a multiagency task force.

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