More Than $377M in Seized Drugs Offloaded at Port Everglades

More than 27,000 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,000 pounds of marijuana will be offloaded at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Monday morning.

U.S. Coast Guard officials say the offload has an estimated worth of about $377 million dollars, with $367 million being in cocaine and $10.1 million in marijuana.

The drugs were seized in 18 separate interdictions across international waters of the Caribbean Basin and the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America.

“The offload of over 13 tons of drugs represents the efforts of not only 10 Coast Guard cutters over 18 separate interdictions, but also the commitment and dedication of international allies and partners, like the Colombians, as we work together to disrupt the networks that profit from their them,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Neiman, Seventh Coast Guard District public affairs officer in a statement.