Coast Guard makes a $18.1 million cocaine bust

Julia LeDoux
June 03, 2020 - 6:37 am
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 A  Coast Guard cutter seized approximately $18.7 million of suspected cocaine in mid-May from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

A maritime patrol aircraft spotted a suspected smuggling vessel and alerted the crew aboard the  Confidence to the vessel’s position, according to a Coast Guard release. 

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Confidence’s crew initiated a pursuit of the suspected smugglers who began throwing contraband, the release continued.

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Once the suspected smugglers complied with orders to stop their boat, the Coast Guard crew boarded the vessel and discovered approximately 1,090 pounds of cocaine. Three suspected smugglers aboard the vessel were detained.  

The Confidence is homeported out of Cape Canaveral, Florida, and was commissioned in 1966. 

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