US Coastguard ports in Florida after seizing $370 million in drugs

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US Coastguard ports in Florida after seizing $370 million in drugs

canadiana
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Note:not sure if this is from some of the reported busts in the last couple of months or not and they are just offloading it yesterday but it’s impressive nonetheless..canadiana.........$377 million drug bust includes almost 40,000 combined pounds of cocaine and marijuana
By Kelly McCarthy
Oct 29, 2019, 12:10 PM ET
 http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/nearly-dollar400m-worth-of-cocaine-and-marijuana-intercepted-by-us-coast-guard/ar-AAJyVFs?li=AAggNb9&ocid=iehp#page=2
WATCH: A submarine in the Pacific Ocean was found with over 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $165 million dollars, officials said.
The U.S. Coast Guard has seized millions of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana at a Florida port.

"The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew is scheduled to offload approximately 28,000 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $367 million and approximately 11,000 pounds of seized marijuana worth an estimated $10.1 million at Port Everglades," according to a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard Cutter James crew stands aboard the cutter Oct. 28, 2019, Port Everglades, Fla.
The U.S. Coast Guard shared a video on Twitter of the 28,000 pounds of cocaine that was intercepted.
"What you see is 19 tons of narcotics seized from 18 separate Coast Guard interdiction events, with a street value worth more than $375 million," Capt. Jeffrey Randall, Coast Guard Cutter James commanding officer said in a statement. "These drugs will not reach Main Street USA due to the efforts of the James crew and other Coast Guard cutters involved in these interdictions,"

Capt. Randall added that the crew worked in cooperation with "regional partner nations, like Columbia, Costa Rica and alongside the agencies involved in Operation Martillo to stop the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States."

Two team members after intercepting a smuggler as part of the counter-narcotic efforts of operation MARTILLO in international waters off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America.

As a result, Randall said, "we maintain an offensive against criminal networks and criminal organizations."

The contraband was interdicted in 18 separate operations of suspected drug smuggling vessels in international waters of the Caribbean Basin and Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, officials said.
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Parro
Canadiana, I haven't seen this posted prior to today.  

This a huge bust!   A quarter of a billion dollars or more??

Coming back to Ft. Lauderdale is like a Miami Vice episode I think, Rico & Sonny and lastly, Glenn Frey
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canadiana
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Keep in mind Parro this is NOT from 1 bust but a combined 18 busts that were just hauled to shore after a 2 month expedition.Still even 1/18 is a huge loss even to 1 of the top 5 Cartels.I don't know how they swallow it.You can't afford too many of these hits on a guy's bottom line!
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B00Mer
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$377 Million is nothing but a drop in the bucket..

The Mexican drug industry is worth $500 Billion a year, higher earnings that Walmart

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/24/do-mexican-drug-cartels-make-billion-year/

That doesn't include the people trafficked into the USA and other illicit activities.

This will never stop, as long as there is a market for this crap.

El Chapo (Sinaloa Cartel) no run by his sons, smuggled drugs into over 77 countries. For a guy who did finish elementary school, he was a pretty smart fella.

Even the DEA doesn't know how much money El Chapo is worth.
Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr
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Mica
Maybe Chapo can get a GED in prison.
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Parro
Mica -

If Chapo got his GED in Florence, then maybe others will know the math as well.

$50,000,000,000/$370,000,000 = 50,000/370 = 135.135, or 1.35% of the entire sales based on $50,000,000,000. BOOMer, that a lot!  1/76 of the entire market.  A big dent in a fragmented market!

I disagree with you, a big take! Only 76 drops in the bucket.
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blanco puro
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Seems like a big bust and definitely would piss off whoever owns it. BUT
What a cartel pays is a small percentage of even the wholesale selling price.
What was it, 22,000lbs of coke, ok so that's 10,000 kilos. Costs $2000 per kilo max, so $20,000,000.
10,000 x $20,000 (approx wholesale price in the southern border states) is $200,000,000
They'd make $180 million profit, and they send loads like this to the US on a monthly basis.
So a loss of 20 mil is nothing, life goes on.
More than likely these are also planned "busts" to allow the law enforcement agencies justification of their jobs. You don't find a load that big by chance, they are tipped off, and it is part of the game.
The loads which do get busted by actual police work are smaller and involve people not part of the system. Even then, they are usually tipped off. It's a dirty game!

Parro - with your calculation of 1/76 it is alot less than paying taxes! it is a cost of business factored in. they do not care. Even legitimate businesses factor in variables such as loss/theft in their projected incomes
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Parro
I don't and I wouldn't, cause I haven't.
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B00Mer
Parro wrote
Mica -

If Chapo got his GED in Florence, then maybe others will know the math as
well.

$50,000,000,000/$370,000,000 = 50,000/370 = 135.135, or 1.35% of the entire
sales based on $50,000,000,000. BOOMer, that a lot!  1/76 of the entire
market.  A big dent in a fragmented market!

I disagree with you, a big take! Only 76 drops in the bucket.
Yes a big dent, but also noted this haul was from several seizures, not just one. Over what span of what, 1 month, 6 months.. the article doesn't say...

Also remember that is street value they are stating.. the price of the manufactured narcotics if far from the street value.

Here is an interesting article for you to read..

From Colombia to New York City: The narconomics of cocaine

Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr
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Parro
As always, enjoyed the read.

The Caribbean is much more involved than the map shows.

Go to the Bluefields and Corn Islands and you will understand.  An easier path, under a socialist regime.  Money for access.

It is not ideology, its greed.  
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Nicaragua.Stories of washed up on shore cocaine bales the locals sometimes get lucky finding when a neaby boat bales when the Coastguard gets too close.
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Ciro
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I would argue that number 500 Billion no way.  50 at best
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Mica
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Remember old locked up billionaire Chapo had his capo on wire tap begging for gas money and money to take sicarios families to hospital.  But, yeah he was a billionaire genius!
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This is similar story posted on mainboard by BB follower on the narco sub caught in Spain coming from South America the 1st ever caught.This link below has a photo of the sub out of the water.I wonder since the article says narco subs cost upwards of $1 million if they 'sail' them back to South America to reuse for another load or maybe that would be too risky if caught even without a load or they just sink them after unloading them or 'scrap metal' them?

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/submarine-seized-in-spain-was-carrying-three-tonnes-of-cocaine/ar-BBXpmMD?li=AAggNb9&ocid=iehp
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Ciro
They do not reuse narco semi submerisible its one time use.  Narco sub on the other hand would not be 1 time use.  I dont believe they have caught a fully submerible sub yet though only rumours i maybe wrong
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CartelDeLaPaz
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It's not really 370millions worth, that's just and awful method of accounting used to inflate numbers :

https://youtu.be/i7gTPSphCyw?t=635

Between 10:00 and 12:00 if the direct link doesn't work.
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Ciro
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So that was a full on Submarine.  Colombia has been producing mass amounts of coca in the last few years more then usual.   I think its safe to say colombian cartels move there product to europe and leave usa for the mexicans as you are less likely to get extradiated to Europe
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Oh that was a full submarine rather than a semi?So that 1 would make the trek back to South America then being that its worth a few $million more than a semi?I know they wouldn't care about a few disposable helpers lives in the subs it's the sub is worth more than their lives.I was wondering about fuel for that extensive of a voyage didn't they say 20 days?The cocaine load would take most of the payload but maybe half of it would be fuel no?Would they be diesel fuel?And if they would be refueled somewhere along the route that would call attention as it would have to surface and in this day and age with satellite and drones?Any opinions?