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Coast Guard offloads $1.4 billion in drugs at Florida port

Coast Guard officials said it was the largest offload in the history of the Cutter James.
A U.S. Coast Guardsman stands watch near pallets of cocaine Thursday at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The Coast Guard offloaded drugs worth more than $1.4 billion.
A U.S. Coast Guardsman stands watch near pallets of cocaine Thursday at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The Coast Guard offloaded drugs worth more than $1.4 billion. [ WILFREDO LEE | AP ]
Published Aug. 5

FORT LAUDERDALE — The United States Coast Guard offloaded drugs worth more than $1.4 billion at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.

The agency announced that the crew of the Cutter James offloaded about 59,700 pounds of cocaine and approximately 1,430 pounds of marijuana.

Coast Guard officials said it was the largest offload in the vessel’s history. Multiple Coast Guard units, along with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Canadian partners, assisted with the effort, the agency said.