St. Petersburg, Florida -- The US Coast Guard Cutter Decisive unloaded nearly 4,000 pounds of seized cocaine in St. Pete this morning.
The cocaine has a street value of about $45 million.
The cocaine is coming from two separate seizures at sea. On November 25, the Coast Guard along with the Caribbean regional law enforcement seized more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Dominican Republic.
Two days later on November 27, a second seizure of nearly 2,000 pounds of cocaine occured at sea from a sailing vessel which was also located south of Dominican Republic.
The two seizures are part of Operation Unified Resolve to detect and stop illicit drug trafficking in and around Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Over the last five months of the operation, the Coast Guard has seized more than 20,000 pounds of cocaine and 6,900 pounds of marijuana as part of the operation. The street value of all of the drug seized is worth $262 million...
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