20 tons of cocaine unloaded
after Coast Guard seizure
Photo courtesy Preventx
By Elizabeth Daley
April 23, 2007
About 20 tons of cocaine is being loaded off a boat at Coast
Guard Island in Alameda County this morning, after officers seized
the drugs in international waters, according to U.S. Coast Guard
petty officer Griffin Hall.
Hall said the drugs seized had tremendous street value. When
asked if this was the biggest drug bust in U.S. Coast Guard history,
Griffin said, "It's pretty high up there, I would say it's
Griffin said the drugs were being removed from the U.S. Coast
Guard cutter Sherman, which had been away on a three-month voyage
for eastern pacific law enforcement in the waters off of Central
and South America.
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