Coast Guard offloads more than $18 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket offloaded more than $18 million in cocaine Wednesday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.

The $18 million in cocaine was seized in the Gulf of Mexico during two separate cases in November in support of Operation Martillo.

Operation Martillo is an international operation focused on sharing information and bringing together air, land, and maritime assets from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and Western Hemisphere and European partner nation agencies to counter illicit trafficking.

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