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Half a billion dollars of illegal narcotics seized in massive bust



Miami Beach, Florida – On Thursday, the crew of the USCGC Legare offloaded an estimated $475 million dollars worth of illegal narcotics at the base in Miami Beach Thursday.

According to the agency, Coast Guard and partner agency crews from the Netherlands seized approximately 24,700 pounds of cocaine and 3,892 pounds of marijuana in the Caribbean Sea.

“I am proud of the crew’s continued devotion to duty that made this offload possible,” said Cdr. Jeremy M. Greenwood, commanding officer of Legare. “Through the coordinated efforts of the Legare, the LEDETs, HNLMS Groningen, CGC James, and the USS Billings crews, we significantly contributed to the counter-drug mission and the dismantling of transnational criminal organizations.”

According to M. Greenwood, the drugs seized through this coordinated effort will result in significantly fewer drug-related overdoses.


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