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    I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    Coast Guard shows off record drug haul
    40,000 pounds of narcotic seized in largest maritime bust in U.S. history
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4:13 p.m. ET April 24, 2007

    ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Coast Guard began unloading more than 40,000 pounds of cocaine seized from three ships off the Central American coast, much of it from a single bust considered the largest in U.S. maritime history.

    Coast Guard officers had boarded a 330-foot ship heading north off the Pacific coast of Panama last month and discovered about 38,000 pounds of cocaine in two shipping containers, officials said. It was the largest single sea-based seizure of cocaine by a U.S. agency, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian Leshak.

    Crews unloaded the cocaine Monday at a port in California, along with cocaine from two other busts. In one, also last month off Panama, a Coast Guard cutter chased down a speedboat carrying about 2,000 pounds of cocaine, officials said.

    The other bust was in February and involved an Ecuadorian-flagged fishing vessel that allegedly had been loading cocaine into speedboats off Mexicoís coast. The fishing vesselís crew set fire to their ship and tried to flee in the speedboats but were caught, the Coast Guard said. About 900 pounds of cocaine were seized there.

    The cocaine, with an estimated street value of $500 million, will be turned over the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which will take the drugs to Miami to be destroyed, Leshak said.




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    Good one. Someone will have to go into witness protection on that one. Can anyone even imagine what 40,000 lbs of coke looks like? Nice grab by the USCG.
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    Can anyone even imagine what 40,000 lbs of coke looks like?

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    Jeez. Now the prices are going to go up and we are going to get more break ins!

    Nice bust though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro56 View Post
    Can anyone even imagine what 40,000 lbs of coke looks like?
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