US Coast Guard recovers cocaine, worth million dollars in Caribbean Sea

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The United States (US) Coast Guard seized cocaine worth millions of dollars in two separate incidents in the Caribbean Sea and arrested two men in connection to the trafficking of drugs. The officials recovered narcotics with the help of a helicopter crew during the patrol.

According to the reports, the US Coast Guard said that they were conducting patrolling in the Caribbean Sea for 62 days. The Coast Guard- Cutter Thetis, along with the assistance of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and the USS Farragut, proceeded towards the sea. 

They searched the area and found cocaine, which has an estimated street value of $34.8 Million on the international illegal market. 

Authorities added that during the second operation, they detained a go-fast vessel. During the search, they found cocaine worth 441 pounds. The investigating officials arrested two suspected narcotics traffickers. 

The US Coast Guard reported that a crew of its Cutter Mohawk returned to its homeport in Key West, Florida after 62 days of safeguarding in the Caribbean Sea. 

Such interdictions indicate the teamwork and the strong collaboration between the Coast Guard, Department of Defence, federal law enforcement, and international partners to secure the territory from criminal activities.

If sources are to be believed, it has been noted that the illegal trade of drugs is frequent in the Caribbean Sea. It involves the transshipment of cocaine and other drugs in the Caribbean nations. 

The trafficking of drugs remains one of the major challenges for the Caribbean countries, as often the mafia trade illegal drugs such as Ganja, cocaine, cannabis, and marijuana in the region. 

Most of the Caribbean nations pledge to urge zero violence for any criminal activities in their countries. For instance, the Governments of Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad & Tobago conduct anti-crime exercises in different regions to curb the spike of crimes. 

Moreover, the PM of Saint Lucia said that the country doesn’t allow the importation or exportation of weapons in the wrong manner. 

Ana Allen
Ana Allen
Anna Allen, news writer at Writeups24, is a Harvard graduate with a passion for journalism. With her keen eye for detail and insatiable curiosity, she captures the essence of global stories. Anna's writing informs and delves into cultural nuances. To reach Anna, you can email


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