The drugs were delivered to the Miami Beach base by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, based in Portsmouth, Virginia. Three Coast Guard crews intercepted 12 separate drug smuggling vessels off the coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Here's what 27,000 lbs of seized cocaine looks like. All will be offloaded by the @USCG Cutter Tampa today in Miami Beach FL, and sent for destruction #notonourstreets. Tune in to US Coast Guard Southeast Facebook at 9:30 EST for a live report on these interdictions. pic.twitter.com/2FLnwvvaH6— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) March 22, 2019
And no, there won't be a statewide blow distribution – the Coast Guard plans to destroy all 27,000 pounds of cocaine.
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