The US Coast Guard made a historic seizure after securing 59,700 lbs of cocaine and 1,430 lbs of marijuana before entering the country.

“Today, the crew of James will unload 26 metric tons of cocaine and marijuana interdicted by multiple Coast Guard Units, [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] air assets and Canadian partners with a wholesale street value of over $1.4 billion, which is the largest offload in the James’ history and double what was interdicted in our Fall 2020 patrol,” said Capt. Todd Vance of the Coast Guard Cutter James. Vance’s crew of 150 sailors patrol the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean seas trying to disrupt the flow of drugs from Central America into the United States.