Over 3,600 pounds of cocaine was seized in the Eastern Pacific, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.
A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center in Jacksonville noticed a “large low-profile go-fast vessel” in the ocean and tracked it for two days.
Officials said it was loaded with cocaine estimated to be worth $48 million.
The Jacksonville P-3 Orion crew guided the U.S. Coast Guard to the vessel’s location to intercept it cooperatively.
Three Colombian nationals were arrested on Dec. 17 as a result of the bust, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and 3,670 pounds of cocaine was seized.
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