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Caught on Camera Turtle trapped in cocaine bales

Caught on Camera Turtle trapped in...

The U.S. Coast Guard saved a marine animal during a major drug seizure.

The crew rescued a large sea turtle who was caught in numerous bales of contraband. This happened during a 68-day drug patrol in the eastern pacific.

Officials said nearly seven tons of cocaine and 14 pounds of marijuana were found. The cocaine was valued at $53 million. In total, $153 million in drugs were seized from international waters. Two-dozen alleged smugglers were taken into custody.

After carefully cutting twisted lines, the turtle was successfully freed. The boat crew recovered more than 75-feet of line to prevent further entanglements of sea life.

It’s all part of operation Martillo, an international operation that includes 18 countries.


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