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Coast Guard nabs $2 million worth of drugs

Galveston, Texas-based Coast Guard crews helped capture more than $2 million worth of marijuana aboard a drug-smuggling speedboat Aug. 13 between the coasts of Haiti and Cuba.

An HC-144 Ocean sentry aircraft located a white-hulled, speed boat with three outboard engines, drifting in the water south of Cuba, and directed the cutters Dauntless and Confidence to its location.

While the cutters were closing in on the performance powerboat from opposite directions, they deployed law enforcement crews aboard small boats from each cutter.

The speedboat crew fled and threw bales of marijuana overboard as the law enforcement crews closed in.

Click here for the full Coast Guard announcement with photos.