3 Men Convicted of Trafficking $28M in Cocaine by Sea

Three South American men were convicted of trafficking more than $28 million worth of cocaine by sea. These are photos presented by federal prosecutors during the trio's trial in San Diego.

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According to federal prosecutors, the defendants threw bundles of cocaine off their boat when they realized U.S. Coast Guard officials were closing in on them.
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Office of the United States Attorney Southern District of California
According to federal prosecutors, the defendants threw bundles of cocaine off their boat when they realized U.S. Coast Guard officials were closing in on them.
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Office of the United States Attorney Southern District of California
The trio trafficked 2,706 pounds of cocaine on their boat on Dec. 31, 2017. The drugs were worth more than $28 million.
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U.S. Coast Guard officials spotted the suspicious vessel traveling in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Dec. 31, 2017. Coast Guard officials swarmed the boat by helicopter and by sea.
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The men, two from Ecuador and one from Colombia, will be sentenced in a San Diego courtroom on July 15, 2019.
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