Coast Guard unloads more than 2000 pounds of marijuana in Key West


By continuing to use this site, you give your consent to our use of cookies for analytics, personalization and ads. LEARN MORE Updated 3 hours 8 minutes ago A Key West-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter took in a large haul of marijuana during a maritime bust in March, and the crew unloaded the contraband last Friday when it returned to its home port in the Southernmost City. The local news you need to start your day The Thetis, a 100-foot Famous class cutter, with a crew of 100, returned June 8 from an 88-day mission in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. During the tour, crew members stopped a boat in the Caribbean smuggling 2,116 pounds of marijuana. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, and the Jamaican Defense Force aided the Thetis crew in the seizure, according to a Coast Guard news release. “This effort represents an ongoing regional maritime security effort in concert with our international partners to combat transnational criminal networks and promote stability across the Caribbean region by disrupting organized crime illegal activities,” Cmdr. Jose Diaz, commander of the Thetis, said in a statement. Coast Guard unloads more than 2000 pounds of marijuana in Key West

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