The U.S. Coast Guard’s Miami station made one of their largest drug seizures within the last five years. In the past couple of months the Coast Guard has increased their presence in international waters, in an effort to intercept drugs coming from Central and South America.

The U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach were seen on Monday, June 13, offloading approximately 8 tons ($214 million) of cocaine they seized from several drug smugglers. The drugs will reportedly be destroyed.

The Coast Guard isn’t alone in countering drug-trafficking “It’s a combined effort between U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security’s resources to bring these drugs into Miami today,” said U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Tim Cronin.

The FBI, Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Agency and Immigration and Customs and Enforcement also provided assistance, along with allied and international partner agencies. — WSVN

The U.S. Coast Guard in San Diego also offloaded an additional 21 tons of cocaine this week.

Get this, those collective 29 tons aren’t counting the other seizures that have taken place over the past month from additional U.S. Coast Guard stations.

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