U.S. Coast Guard cutter makes second big cocaine bust before officially commissioned in Hawaii
Topics: U.S. COAST GUARD COCAINE HAWAII
The crew stopped a low-profile vessel July 31 and seized more than 4,600 pounds of cocaine during a boarding in the eastern Pacific, the Coast Guard said.
It was the second at-sea cocaine seizure made by the Midgett’s crew in a week’s time.
The Midgett’s crew seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine July 25 from a low-profile boat in the eastern Pacific after departing the Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard in June and following acceptance by the Coast Guard.
The two boardings resulted in a combined recovery of over 6,700 pounds of cocaine, estimated to be worth over $89 million, according to the Coast Guard. ■