Miami Coast Guard Seizes 27,000 Pounds Of Cocaine Ahead Of Miami Music Week
Miami Music Week officially kicks off today ahead of Ultra Music Festival this weekend. While it would be nice to believe in a utopian society where drugs aren’t used to enjoy music, it’s not the reality in which we live. As a consequence, drugs are frequently used to augment one’s experience — and in Miami, a major center of the cocaine trade in the United States, the white powder is frightfully common.
In a joint operation between 12 separate Coast Guard interceptions, around 27,000 pounds of cocaine was seized last Friday trying to enter Miami. It was worth an estimated $360 million.
“If you catch it by the tons, you do not have to chase it by the kilos in the streets of Miami,” a Coast Guard spokesman said.
The cocaine was seized by six different Coast Guard cutters.
“Getting this amount of drugs takes a collaborative effort,” Lt. Mike Massaro said.
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Here's what 27,000 lbs of seized cocaine looks like. All will be offloaded by the @USCG Cutter Tampa today in Miami Beach FL, and sent for destruction #notonourstreets. Tune in to US Coast Guard Southeast Facebook at 9:30 EST for a live report on these interdictions. pic.twitter.com/2FLnwvvaH6
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) March 22, 2019