More than 5,000 kilos of cocaine and more than 2,000 kilos of marijuana were seized in San Diego, California.
The US Coast Guard seized a drug shipment valued at more than $158 million. In total they confiscated more than 5,000 kilos of cocaine and more than 2,000 kilos of marijuana in San Diego, Californiaaccording to the statement from the authorities on Monday.
Units from the Department of Defense, the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, the DEA, the Mexican Navy, among others, participated in the operation, which took place in the months of May and June in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
“The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant, Mohawk and Steadfast crews have worked diligently to combat transnational organized crime,” said Rear Admiral Andrew Sugimoto.
In June, the US Coast Guard seized more than 6,000 kilos of cocaine, valued at more than 186 million dollars during operations in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
product of these actions, 12 suspected smugglers were arrested and face legal proceedings.
On the other hand, in a joint operation between Colombia, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas 1.5 tons of cocaine were seized last week in the Caribbean. While in May the largest narco-submarine in the history of Colombia was seized with a load of more than three tons of cocaine.