Authorities offloaded $400 million worth of drugs in South Florida on Tuesday.
Crew members from the cutter Legare removed their hefty cargo – over 12 tons of cocaine and over one ton of marijuana seized by the U.S. Coast Guard – during an event that took place at 1 p.m.
The confiscations were made from 17 different smuggling vessels off the coasts of Mexico as well as the coasts of Central and South America.
The total amount seized is estimated to have a street value of $390 million.
Members of the Canadian Navy also helped in the captures.
Latest news from #OpCARIBBE: Three drug busts in two weeks, with over 2 tonnes of cocaine seized and ~845 kg of cocaine disrupted!— CAF Operations (@CFOperations) April 20, 2018
Bravo Zulu to the sailors onboard #HMCSWhitehorse and #HMCSEdmonton
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#BREAKING #HappeningNow here's what more than 12 tons of seized cocaine looks like. @RCN_MRC and @USCG units kept more than $390 million in illicit drugs off our streets and from making it back to criminal organizations. pic.twitter.com/bm47I8YRiX— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) April 24, 2018