Coast Guard ship returns to Oregon after $350M cocaine bust

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Coast Guard cutter is returning home to Astoria on Tuesday after seizing $350 million worth of cocaine.

The Cutter Steadfast spent 56 days patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Over the course of their expedition, the Steadfast crew stopped 5 vessels that were suspected of smuggling contraband.

Cutter Steadfast seized over $311 million worth of cocaine. July 30, 2019 (U.S. Coast Guard)

From those stops alone, the crew recovered over 23,000 pounds of cocaine estimated to be worth about $311 million.

“It was a huge achievement for this crew and they’re happy more at

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