October 06 2009
The Coast Guard's medium-endurance cutter Venturous seized 2,500 pounds of marijuana during its recent 54-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea, the Navy Times reports.
The haul is worth an estimated US$1.6 million, according to Coast Guard officials.
The Venturous was working in conjunction with the Dominican Republic's navy on counternarcotic and migrant-interdiction operations.
Last week, the cutter intercepted a small vessel in the Caribbean with 107 bales of marijuana...
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