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Coast Guard seizes $187 million in cocaine

By Joel Marino
The Sun-Sentinel

MIAMI — A Miami-based U.S. Coast Guard crew patrolling the Pacific Ocean seized seven tons of cocaine worth more than $187 million from smugglers who'd crammed the drugs into a a semi-submersible vessel on Saturday, authorities said.

A U.S. Navy aircraft spotted the 59-foot SPSS vessel floating in the waters off the eastern Pacific Ocean, Coast Guard officials said on Tuesday. The seven-member Coast Guard crew responded aboard a Navy ship.

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