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The U. s. Coast Guard on Wednesday discharged an estimated $312 million in cocaine that was seized from smugglers in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Approximately 18,000 pounds of the drug were transferred from the Coast Guard cutter Bertholf in the port of San Diego, Fox 5 reported.
The mass migration is the result of a ban on the crews of the five trawlers between mid-October and early December, in an area of the pacific Ocean was used as a drug-smuggling corridor, the coast guard said.
The Navy of the united states, federal agencies, and international partners engaged in the fight against drug-trafficking activities.
The coast guard, Vice Admiral Linda Fagan has been credited with the seizures, the disturbance of the hazardous activity by dangerous cartels.”
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“The cycle of justice, interferes with the cycle time of the crime, and have not yet checked the fuel the violence and instability that affected our hemisphere on the part of the social and economic structure, and directly contributes to the historic high of drug-related deaths in the neighborhoods and communities throughout the United States,” Fagan said.
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The rest of the cocaine was transferred on Wednesday and will be handed over to the federal agents in the prosecution of the traffickers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.