Video: What does 34 metric tons of cocaine look like?

It’s been a record-setting summer for U.S. Coast Guard cocaine busts. Here, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton—which intercepted a 16,000-lb shipment in the Eastern Pacific on July 19—offloads 34 metric tons of cocaine in San Diego on Aug. 10. The drugs were seized in 23 separate interdictions by Coast Guard cutters and Coast Guard law enforcement teams operating in known drug transiting zones, resulting in one of the largest cocaine offloads in U.S. history, valued at more than $1 billion. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

 

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