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The US Coast Guard unloaded thousands of narcotics in Miami, Florida this week worth an estimated $475 million.
Coast Guard teams seized about 24,700 pounds of cocaine and nearly 3,900 pounds of marijuana Thursday at the Miami Beach base, the branch said in a news release.
The crews interdicted the drug in international waters of the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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“I am proud of the crew’s continued devotion to duty that made this discharge possible,” said Chief. Jeremy M. Greenwood, Legare’s commanding officer, said in the statement.
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“Through the coordinated efforts of the Legare, the LEDET, HNLMS Groningen, CGC James and the crews of the USS Billings, we have contributed significantly to the counter-narcotics mission and the dismantling of transnational criminal organizations,” he continued.
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Greenwood said the drugs seized in Miami will result in “significantly fewer drug-related overdoses.”