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Coast Guard offloads ton of pot in Fort Lauderdale after confiscation south of Haiti

The Coast Guard offloaded a ton of marijuana Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale that crews confiscated in the waters south of Haiti last month.
The Coast Guard offloaded a ton of marijuana Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale that crews confiscated in the waters south of Haiti last month. AP

More than a ton of marijuana will not make it to the streets of South Florida after the Coast Guard confiscated the drugs in the waters south of Haiti last month.

On Tuesday, the drugs, worth about $2.4 million, were offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca in Fort Lauderdale and transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to the Coast Guard, the 2,600 pounds of marijuana were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence in April about 80 miles south of Haiti.

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