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SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard crew offloaded more than 17,000 pounds of seized cocaine Monday in San Diego. The crew unloaded the drugs, worth nearly $260 million, at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, according to a news release from the Coast Guard. Warrenton, Oregon-based cutters Steadfast and Alert seized the drugs from four suspected smuggling vessels between late June and mid-July in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off Central and South America. More than half of the cocaine load was recovered from a panga-type fishing boat. The suspected smugglers on board dumped the drugs and escaped after a high-speed chase.