Coast Guard nabs three tons of drugs

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The Coast Guard announced it seized 4,000 pounds of cocaine in one incident this winter, and made two other busts involving 940 pounds and 1,100 pounds of marijuana in the Caribbean sea.

The most valuable haul came Dec. 22, when the Coast Guard cutter Dallas spotted personnel aboard a 40-foot speedboat off Honduras jettisoning multiple bales into the water.

Not only did the crew nab four suspected smugglers, they recovered 77 bales of cocaine with a whopping $48 million street value.

Click here for the full report and click here for the official Coast Guard press release.