South Carolina based Coast Guard intercepts $228 million in cocaine and marijuana from narco boat in Pacific Ocean

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — A Charleston based Coast Guard vessel offloaded more than $228 million worth of cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida after the drugs were intercepted in international waters.

According to Coast Guard officials, the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton along with three other vessels were responsible for seizing 11,500 pounds of cocaine and 17,000 pounds of marijuana in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and in the Caribbean Sea.

The Charleston-based cutter was responsible for nine drug captures, which led to 9,700 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana.

Multiple other cutter ships were responsible for the rest of the drugs, which they offloaded to the Cutter Hamilton.