Coast Guard interdicts 630 pounds of marijuana

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin interdicted 630 pounds of marijuana Tuesday while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

The Dolphin crew conducted a boarding of an 18-foot, Florida-registered pleasure craft about nine miles west of Bimini, Bahamas, and located 12 duffel bags and three trash bags filled with bricks of marijuana.

The Dolphin crew transferred the marijuana, the suspected smugglers and their boat to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating the case.

The Dolphin is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Miami.

The Chandeleur is a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Miami.



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