Port Everglades, Fl.(Florida News Network)- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane offloaded over 216 million dollars worth of drugs Thursday at Port Everglades. The thousands of pounds of marijuana and cocaine were the result of 12 separate operations involving two Coast Guard vessels, three U.S. Navy vessels and two British Royal Navy vessels in both the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea during a two week period spanning August 27th through September 8th.
Capt. Dorothy Hernaez the commanding officer of the Cutter Harriet Lane said, this large amount of drugs was seized in just a short 13-day span, shows just how serious the issue is. Captain Hernaez added she's very proud of the efforts by not only the Harriet Lane crew, but also all the other Coast Guard, Navy, and British Royal navy assets involved in the interdiction's. These crews overcame significant challenges related to COVID-19 to remain both operational and effective, in order to keep these drugs off our streets.