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Coast Guard Confiscates 4,355 Pounds of Cocaine From Go-Fast Boat

  • Sept. 21: Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Bear offload 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Key West. The Bear crew offloaded 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Sector Key West from a Sept. 9, 2011, go-fast interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen.

    Sept. 21: Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Bear offload 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Key West. The Bear crew offloaded 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Sector Key West from a Sept. 9, 2011, go-fast interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen.  (COAST GUARD)

  • Sept. 21: Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Bear offload 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Key West. The Bear crew offloaded 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Sector Key West from a Sept. 9, 2011, go-fast interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen.

    Sept. 21: Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Bear offload 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Key West. The Bear crew offloaded 4,355 pounds of cocaine at Sector Key West from a Sept. 9, 2011, go-fast interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen.  (COAST GUARD)

The U.S. Coast Guard confiscated approximately 4,355 pounds of cocaine from a go-fast boat in the Caribbean Sea Wednesday.

The Coast Guard Cutter Bear was patrolling the Caribbean Sea when the crew received reports of a go-fast vessel in the area. 

Upon the Coast Guard's arrival, passengers onboard the go-fast boat began dumping bales overboard before speeding away.

The Coast Guard Cutter Bear, with help from Customs and Border Patrol, stopped the go-fast boat and boarded the vessel.

The Bear crew seized 4,355 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $58 million.

Five crew members onboard the go-fast boat were detained and transferred to federal officials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.