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4,000 pounds of ganja seized by US Coast Guard

Published:Friday | January 2, 2015 | 12:58 PM

The United States Coast Guard has seized more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana after intercepting a vessel south of Jamaica.

It says the drug has a value of US$3.7 million and that the 4,100 pounds of marijuana had been offloaded at the Coast Guard Base in Miami Beach.

According to the Coast Guard it retrieved 103 bales of the drug during the operation.

The commanding officer aboard the Paul Clarke, Liuetenant Lloyd Belcher says the find is a great achievement which highlights what the Coast Guard’s newest cutter can do to help fight the illegal drug trade in the region.

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