Coast Guard brings USD338M of seized cocaine to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The United States (US) Coast Guard said nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine seized in the eastern Pacific Ocean has been brought to San Diego.

The drug haul estimated to be worth about USD338 million was offloaded from the cutter Munro at Naval Base San Diego on Monday morning.

The cocaine was seized in eight operations by the crews of four cutters between mid-November and mid-January.

The Coast Guard released aerial surveillance video showing boats being pursued and boarded at sea. The Coast Guard said the campaign against drug cartels involves numerous US agencies as well as the Navy.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro offloaded 20,000 pounds of uncut cocaine seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean at Naval Station San Diego. PHOTO: AP