MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (FOX 13) - The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading more than 27,000 pounds of cocaine in South Florida after seizing the drugs in the eastern Pacific.
According to the Coast Guard, the drugs are worth an estimated $360 million.
The cocaine was seized in 12 separate drug smuggling operations off the coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America.
Officials will be offloading the drugs Friday in Miami Beach from the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa.
The operation involved a total of three Coast Guard cutters: the Venturous, based out of St. Petersburg; the Tampa, based out of Portsmouth Virginia; and the Dependable, based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Here's what 27,000 lbs of seized cocaine looks like. All will be offloaded by the @USCG Cutter Tampa today in Miami Beach FL, and sent for destruction #notonourstreets. Tune in to US Coast Guard Southeast Facebook at 9:30 EST for a live report on these interdictions. pic.twitter.com/2FLnwvvaH6— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) March 22, 2019