Coast Guard offloads $70M worth of cocaine in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Friday morning at Naval Base San Diego.

The haul, which is worth nearly $70 million wholesale, was seized during a 49-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Edmonton with an embedded U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment.