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    Crewmembers of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell and civilian crane operators offload 28,000 pounds of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego Thursday, April 16, 2015. The vessel arrived with more than 14 tons of cocaine, part of what authorities described as a surge of seizures near Central and South America.

    The High Seas: Coast Guard Ship Returns to US With 14 Tons of Cocaine

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    More than 14 tons of cocaine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, were seized by the US Coast Guard in a 79-day operation involving the US Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy.

    The ship, carrying the drugs, arrived to the San Diego dock on Thursday, and was unloaded by a crane and a conveyor belt.

    The drug was taken in 19 separate seizures near Central and South America, authorities say, and 101 smugglers have been apprehended. 


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