The 5,100 pounds of drugs were seized during a 49-day counterdrug mission in eastern Pacific waters in partnership with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS).
Crew members with both agencies patrolled international waters off the coast of central and South America for a month-and-a-half into intercept drug smuggling operations.
U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan praised the international effort and said their Canadian partners have been “critical” to the operation.
“It takes a network to defeat a network,” she said.
The drugs will be turned over the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency who will investigate the product and destroy it.
City Pulse, Toronto