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

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday, August 5, in Florida that it had seized an impressive amount of cocaine and cannabis during a number of operations, totaling $ 1.4 billion.

This is the largest drop in illicit drugs in the history of the Coast GuardAt a press conference in Port Everglades, 45 km north of Miami, Commander Steven Paulin welcomed the seizure of about 27 tons of cocaine and nearly 650 kilograms of cannabis. The seizures were carried out by several units of the Coast Guard, with the assistance of the Canadian Navy and U.S. Border Patrol, Captain Todd Vance explained.

These groups and their efforts took a major step in the fight against the criminal networks that are the source of the destructive influence we see in Central America and on the southern border of our country.“, He estimated. Authorities say the amount of narcotics seized is more than double that of U.S. patrols throughout 2020.

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