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Tons of cocaine seized by Coast Guard

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Posted: Mar 5, 2014 7:48 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Mar 5, 2014 7:48 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: cocaine, Coast Guard, Central America, marksmen, boats

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA- The Coast Guard seized $122-million worth of cocaine, nearly four tons, in nine operations of the coast of Central America. The cocaine was unloaded this week to be used as evidence. The seizures happened between October and late January in international waters off Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. Coast Guard marksmen in helicopters played a huge role. One disabled the engines of a fleeing drug boat near the El Salvador-Guatemala border and another took out the engines of a vessel near the Galapagos Islands. That boat was from Ecuador.

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