The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) offloaded a huge amount of seized drugs worth more than $1 billion at a port in Florida on Thursday. The cocaine and marijuana, weighing around 54,500 and 16,000 pounds respectively were confiscated.
“We have collectively struck a significant blow to transnational criminal networks by removing 30 metric tons of drugs,” said Capt. Todd Vance, commanding officer of the USCGC James, according to WPLG.
According to the Coast Guard, as reported by Newsweek, this particular offload was a joint effort between the United States and Panama.