Coast Guard offloads more than 6,000 pounds of cocaine seized in Pacific

Posted at 4:06 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 19:13:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Wednesday, the crew of the Coast Guard Active offloaded approximately 6,570 pounds of cocaine in San Diego it seized throughout the course of a month.

The Coast Guard intercepted the drugs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-September through early October.

"I couldn't be more proud of the hard work and dedication displayed by my crew, the crews of cutters Alert and James, and the men and women of the aircrews and support networks ashore," said Active's commanding officer, Cmdr. Chris German.

RELATED: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize 1,800 pounds of drugs worth $3.2 million

The news comes after U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday that they had seized millions worth of drugs over the weekend.

The agency said they seized more than 1,800 pounds of drugs worth $3.2 million.