Port Canaveral, FL- Coast Guard cutter seized about 1,090 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of $18.7 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a June 2 release.
Maritime patrol spotted the suspected smuggling vessel and pursued after the suspected smugglers. Once on scene, the suspects began throwing contraband overboard. Once the suspected smugglers complied with orders to stop their boat, the Coast Guard crew boarded the vessel and discovered the cocaine. Three suspected smugglers were detained.