Coast Guard Seizes $41 Million in Drugs

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ The United States Coast Guard says it seized about $41 million worth of cocaine and marijuana during two recent operations in the Caribbean Sea.

On Tuesday morning, officials will offload about 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana at the Coast Guard Station Miami Beach.

The drugs were seized during operations to stop the flow of illegal drugs from South America.

In one case, a Coast Guard aircraft located a suspicious go-fast boat near the Dominican Republic on Sept. 20. The agency’s cutter Richard Dixon responded and seized the vessel after suspects tossed four packages into the water. Multiple packages were also found on board. The Coast Guard recovered 49 bales of marijuana.

The suspected smugglers have been transferred to U.S. authorities for prosecution.