Big cocaine busts over 14 tons by US Coastguard and Canadian Navy

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Big cocaine busts over 14 tons by US Coastguard and Canadian Navy

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Coast Guard to offload seized cocaine at Port Everglades
 
Canadian Press

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The U.S. Coast Guard, with the help of a Canadian navy vessel, says it has made a massive cocaine bust in international waters. The American agency says it has seized about 14.5 tonnes of cocaine.

The drugs were seized along Central and South America by the U.S. Coast Guard and the HMCS Saskatoon, which joined the operation in February.

U.S. Coast Guard officials say the Canadian vessel was involved in one case, seizing an estimated one tonne of cocaine.

In a news conference this morning in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Feder says 30 people were detained and will be prosecuted in the U.S.

The U.S. has increased its presence in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which officials say are known drug transit routes.

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I'm wondering if these people are detained in international waters are they brought right to US to be charged along with the load and that way there is no need for an extradition process?Is that allowed?
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Little more info coming out.It wasn't 1 bust but 17 over 26 days.Man that's got to sting the pocketbook depending on who it was.                                                                                http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/canadian-ship-involved-in-cocaine-bust/ar-BByX8qh?li=AAggNb9&ocid=iehp
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