A Trump administration initiative to stop drug smugglers moving narcotics from South and Central America into the United States resulted in more than $1 billion worth of drugs seized in the Caribbean and the eastern Pacific.
H/T: Washington Examiner
“The fact that all of this was done in the span of two months within the COVID-19 environment is nothing short of remarkable,” Wolf said during a press conference at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tuesday morning. “As DHS continues to support the federal response to COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve also kept our eye on our traditional adversaries, including the persistent threat posed by transnational criminal organizations.”
Honored to join the @USCG Cutter James in offloading more than 30k lbs of narcotics today. #BravoZulu to these brave men and women on the front lines of our efforts to disrupt transnational criminal organizations and keep drugs out of our communities.https://t.co/PAwBWMC4Ua— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) June 9, 2020
Awesome!! 11 combined seizures intercept $400 million in drugs!— Kim (@Armywfchristlfe) June 9, 2020
Coast Guard To Offload $400 Million In Seized Cocaine, Marijuana At Port Everglades https://t.co/g1didCGMIG
Teamwork between the @USCG, @USNavy, @DEAHQ and others resulted in the seizure of 33+ million lbs of cocaine & Marijuana worth $485+ million offloaded at Port Everglades today. Dignitaries included Acting Sec. @DSH_Wolf and @ComdtUSCG Schultz. pic.twitter.com/7Coujzbs5v— Port Everglades (@PortEverglades) June 9, 2020