US Coast Guard makes US$4 million cocaine bust in Caribbean Sea

The authorities in Florida say on February 11, the Coast Guard’s Seventh District Command Centre received a report of a vessel with suspicious packages.       

An armed Coast Guard helicopter, responded and fired warning shots to get the vessel to stop, following which Coast Guard officials went on board to detain the suspected smugglers.     

While on board, officials reportedly recovered 171 kilograms of  what turned out to be cocaine.  

The suspects were taken to the U.S. and handed over to law enforcement. The cocaine was off-loaded in St. Petersburg on Monday.

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