11 metric tons of cocaine offload in Mayport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard and Navy personnel offloaded more than 11 metric tons of cocaine from the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) Friday morning in Mayport, Fla.

The 498 bales of cocaine consisted of cocaine seized by various Coast Guard and Navy units from separate cases in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The drugs were offloaded and transferred to law enforcement personnel on scene.

Law enforcement officials will possibly keep a portion of the drugs for future prosecution and the remaining cocaine will be destroyed.

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