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.
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