SAN DIEGO (AP/CBS13) — An estimated $211 million worth of cocaine and marijuana seized by the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy from smuggling vessels in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been brought to San Diego.
The 11,400 pounds (5,171 kilograms) of cocaine and 9,000 pounds (4,082 kilograms) of marijuana was offloaded from the USS Gabrielle Giffords on Monday, a Coast Guard statement said.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Are We Any Closer To Another Relief Payment?
The Navy ship and the Coast Guard cutters Seneca, Legare and Spencer made the seizures between October and December.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Grows To 253,052 Acres After Prompting New Evacuation Orders On Monday
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