$15 Million Worth Of Cocaine Offloaded In Fort Lauderdale

The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded nearly $15 million worth of cocaine in Fort Lauderdale.

That equates to about 490 kilograms of the drug.

The cocaine was offloaded Wednesday by crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, stationed in Jacksonville. 

The offload is a result of interdictions that occurred at three separate locations around the eastern pacific in September. 

"The Coast Guard is committed to combatting transnational criminal organizations at sea and each of these interdictions will lead to federal prosecutions, that in turn provide intelligence we can use to interdict more illicit shipments of drugs, people and weapons at sea," said Capt. Mark Vlaun, staff judge advocate for the Coast Guard Seventh District. 

"Our whole of government efforts are targeting the financial lifeline of organized crime to ultimately cause the collapse of these illegal networks." 

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