Coast Guard seizes 16 tons of cocaine

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16 tons of cocaine seized

The Coast Guard seized 16 tons of cocaine in international waters.

Crews in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida used a crane to offload wrapped bales of the drug, worth about $420 million.

The Coast Guard and Canadian ships seized the drugs in 17 smuggling raids.

Several of these missions were made in rough waters or at night.

More than 30 suspected drug smugglers were arrested during the seizures and have been sent to various jurisdictions for prosecution.

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