U.S. Coast Guard personnel in San Diego Wednesday offloaded about 7,500 pounds of cocaine and marijuana seized from ocean-going drug smugglers in the Eastern Pacific.
The illicit drugs would have been worth an estimated $126.7 million on the black market, according to USCG public affairs.
Crews of five Coast Guard and Navy ships confiscated the drugs in January and February during 10 vessel interceptions off the coasts of Mexico, Central America, and South America, officials said.
“The (narcotics) offloaded today (were) interdicted as a result of extraordinary effort, and joint and interagency partnerships,” said Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant.
— City News Service contributed to this article