Cutter Dolphin crew intercepts boat with 17 bricks of marijuana

MIAMI – Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin intercepted nearly 300 pounds of marijuana from a vessel west of Bimini, Bahamas, Sunday.

While conducting a routine patrol, the crew of the Dolphin conducted a boarding of a 25-foot cuddy cabin vessel west of Bimini. During an initial safety inspection, members of the boarding team located about 300 pounds of marijuana in the vessel’s forward compartment. The boarding team seized the contraband and detained the two suspected smugglers aboard.

The contraband and suspected smugglers were transferred to Customs and Border Protection officers Sunday night at Coast Guard Sector Miami.

“This is the fourth successful drug bust for the crew of the Dolphin and we are glad to help keep almost 300 pounds of marijuana off the streets,” said Lt. Peter Lang, Dolphin’s commanding officer. “I am extremely proud of what this crew has accomplished.”

The Dolphin is a 87-foot patrol boat home ported in Miami.

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