War on Drugs

Coast Guard Snags Millions in Pot, Cocaine from Colombia

Don't worry, there's plenty more!


A U.S. Coast Guard ship returned to port in Miami Beach with millions of dollars of seized cocaine and marijuana in tow.

"We have more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana and 420 kilos of cocaine that won't be making its way in the United States," said Lt. Commander Gabe Somma.

The drugs were seized in two interdictions off the coast of Colombia.

On September 29th, the Royal Navy warship HMS Lancaster with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team aboard spotted a 40-foot drug smuggling vessel with four people aboard in international waters north of San Andres Island.  As a helicopter from the Lancaster approached the ship, it took off with crew members throwing the drugs overboard.