Coast Guard offloads 2,300 pounds of marijuana, nearly 900 pounds of cocaine in Key West, Fla.

Coast Guard District 7 NewsMIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Port Canaveral, Fla., offloaded 2,300 pounds of marijuana and 886 pounds of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., Tuesday.

The contraband was interdicted during two separate cases since Oct. 14.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Charleston, S.C., spotted a 30-foot go-fast vessel in the Caribbean Sea Wednesday. A Gallatin boatcrew interdicted the vessel with 2,300 pounds of marijuana onboard and transferred the contraband to the cutter Confidence.

A Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) from Tactical Law Enforcement Team South in Opa Locka, Fla., patrolling aboard the USS Carr boarded a 160-foot Bolivian-flagged freighter northeast of Panama Oct. 14. Upon inspecting the vessel, the LEDET discovered 886 pounds of cocaine. The contraband was later transferred to the cutter Confidence.

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