Coast Guard Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine

WFTXPublished: December 17, 2017
Published: December 17, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis recovered over 1,800 pounds of cocaine and rescued an entangled sea turtle. The crew seized the cocaine valued at over $53 million dollars while on a 68-day Eastern pacific drug control. Coast Guard Ens. Mark Krebs, the pursuit mission commander, said that as his team arrived on scene with the jettison field, they immediately noticed the entangled sea turtle. They saw significant chaffing from the lines on his neck and flippers. They briefed the commanding officer and went to work, carefully cutting the lines wrapped around the sea turtle and then eventually freeing him.

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