The US Coast Guard offloaded nearly $600,000 estimated wholesale value of marijuana, a total of 650 pounds, at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Friday.
On Aug. 3, the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable detected a go-fast vessel with suspicious packages off the coast of Jamaica. The men aboard the go-fast began jettisoning packages overboard after the Dependable began pursuit. The Dependable launched its small boat and stopped the suspect vessel after employing disabling fire against one of the outboard engines. Dependable later recovered 25 packages of marijuana from the water.
The four suspected smugglers were transferred to federal authorities for investigation.