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The U.S. Coast Guard seized more than 1,700 pounds of cocaine worth about $29 million dollars last week from a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America.
Coast Guard sailors worked with Costa Rican authorities on the bust after the Coast Guard spotted the boat from a helicopter flying over international waters.
The cocaine was found in hidden compartments discovered aboard the fishing vessel.
“This interdiction is a great example of what we can accomplish with strong international partners,” said Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, the 11th Coast Guard District commander. “Our Coast Guard crews performed an exhaustive boarding and search of Amanda M, recovering $29 million worth of cocaine. Our Costa Rican partners played a major role in the success of this operation which will disrupt criminal networks in the region during this major surge.”
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