USCG offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans (WPC-1110) offloaded approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana Thursday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated total of $13.5 million wholesale seized in international waters. This featured the cutter Raymond Evans’ first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking illicit narcotics on April 8, 2019 while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea.
The contraband offloaded was interdicted off the coasts of Jamaica, Haiti, and Colombia, and represented three separate cases involving suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the U.S. Coast Guard:
The cutter Raymond Evans was responsible for one case, seizing an estimated 550 pounds of marijuana.