USCG’s record 2016
Operations also saw 585 arrests.
Coast Guard Seized a Record 416,600 Pounds of Cocaine in 2016
The year 2016 was a record-breaking year for the U.S. Coast Guard’s fight against drug trafficking.
By the end of October, the Coast Guard had seized over 416,600 pounds of cocaine worth nearly $5.6 billion, the largest one-year amount in the service’s history. This total was accumulated over 263 individual interdictions primarily in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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