Cargo was valued at $ 179 million and was seized on three different ships in Fort Lauderdale
In a mega-operation of the Coast Guard and other federal agencies, six tons of cocaine were seized at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The completion of the operation – which lasted about 20 days – ended on Thursday (10).
The cargo has an estimated value of $179 million and was in three cargo ships. “Every team, from the helicopter pilot to the small boat agents, did an excellent job of preventing this drug from being sold,” said Captain Mark Fedor.
“My people, from the helicopter crew to the people who drive these ships, are at the head of the spear, and they arrest these people in a way that hurts them,” said Capt. Mark Fedor. “You did a good job.”
He believes the drug is from Central and South America. Eleven people were arrested, four of them sent back to Costa Rica.