Tons of Drugs Seized in Pacific Ocean: US Coast Guard

Fourteen tons of cocaine, seized this year by U.S. Coast Guard crews, arrived in San Diego Thursday.

The crew of USCG’s Bertholf hauled the drugs off the cutter at the Port of San Diego Broadway Pier on Harbor Drive before 8 a.m.

The drugs were seized by USCG crews and a U.S. Navy ship patrolling what’s considered a drug transit zone in the eastern Pacific Ocean, officials said.

Coast Guard officials say more drugs have been seized in that area last year than all of 2012, 2013 and 2014 combined.

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