BOSTON – The Coast Guard seized more than 1,200 pounds of cocaine and detained two suspected smugglers during an at-sea interdiction, Monday, approximately 500 miles east of Cape Cod.
The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $20 million.
On Monday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable interdicted the 49-foot sailing vessel Elegance, which claimed Canadian registry, after it was observed riding suspiciously low in the water.
After consultation with Canada, the Dependable crew boarded the Elegance, removed suspected contraband and detained two crew members. A test revealed the contraband to be cocaine.
Do you have any idea how much 1,200 pounds of cocaine is? That would last almost three days in Wareham.
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