Coast Guard crew nabs 1,110 pounds of marijuana

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The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Vigilant offloaded more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., that was interdicted Jan. 18 at sea.

While on a routine patrol, the crew of the Vigilant located a 30-foot go-fast vessel with multiple fuel drums on deck and five persons aboard in the western Caribbean Sea. The Vigilant crew launched their boat to pursue the go-fast vessel. During the westbound pursuit, crewmembers witnessed personnel aboard the go-fast jettison multiple bales into the water.

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