Coast Guard look to disrupt illegal drug trade

Updated: Saturday, August 23 2014, 07:30 AM CDT
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk offloaded about 576 kilograms of cocaine, off the coast of St. Petersburg, Fla. Friday

The drugs have a street value of nearly $19-million.

Five suspected smugglers were taken into custody during Operation Martillo off the Dominican Republic.

Operation Martillo is a joint, interagency and multi-national effort to stop the flow of illicit drugs.
Coast Guard look to disrupt illegal drug trade
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