PORT EVERGLADES, FLA. (WSVN) - The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded over $80 million worth of narcotics at Port Everglades last week.
Crews on Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba’s offloaded approximately 3,250 pounds of cocaine, 440 pounds of liquid cocaine and 7,700 pounds of marijuana on Friday.
The drugs have an estimated street value of $85.9 million.
The Coast Guard said the Escanaba returned home to Boston on Tuesday after a 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
“I am extremely proud of our results on this patrol,” said Commander Mike Nalli, the ship’s commanding officer. “We capitalized on the extraordinary teamwork between JIATF-S and our partner nations to make five high-quality interdictions and apply pressure to the transnational criminal organizations in the region.”
During the patrol, the crew interdicted five vessels and detained 15 suspected narcotics traffickers.
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