The US Coast Guard's apparently been busy this March. It announced on Twitter this week that following a series of major drug raids over the last 26 days, it was offloading 16 tons of seized cocaine at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The massive haul is worth an estimated $420 million wholesale and $1 billion on the street, according to reports from the local news station WSVN.
The haul and accompanying press conference resulted from an extended mission in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific and a collaboration between the Coast Guard, Canadian forces, and partners at other agencies. According to a news release, they engaged in 17 separate interceptions of ships suspected of smuggling drugs from Central to South America.