CBP, Coast Guard Seize 9 Tons of Cocaine in Three Incidents

Bob Price | Breitbart News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircrews teamed up with the Coast Guard to seize nearly nine tons of cocaine in three separate incidents in July and August. The 17,620-pound seizures had an estimated street value of more than $333 million, officials stated.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrews onboard P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning aircraft teamed up with resources of the U.S. Southern Command to interdict drug smuggling operations in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean between July 11 and August 6. The interdictions led to the seizure of nearly nine tons of cocaine, according to information obtained from CBP officials.