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$ 1.4 billion in drugs seized in the United States, a record

2021-08-05T19:26:26.034Z

The US Coast Guard announced Thursday, August 5 in Florida that it had seized impressive quantities of cocaine and cannabis during ...



The US Coast Guard announced Thursday, August 5 in Florida that it had seized impressive quantities of cocaine and cannabis during several operations, representing a total of around 1.4 billion dollars.

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This is the biggest unloading of illegal drugs in Coast Guard history

," Commander Steven Poulin said at a press conference in Port Everglades, 45 km north of Miami, about of the 27 tonnes of cocaine and nearly 650 kg of cannabis seized. These seizures were carried out by several units of the Coast Guard, assisted by the Canadian Navy and in the air by the American border police, explained Captain Todd Vance.

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This crew and their efforts have dealt a major blow in the fight against the criminal networks at the origin of the destabilizing influence we are witnessing in Central America and on the southern border of our nation,

" he said. . Authorities say the amount of drugs seized is more than double what US patrols seized throughout 2020.

Source: lefigaro

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