US Coast Guard seizes $1.6M worth of pot in the Caribbean - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

US Coast Guard seizes $1.6M worth of pot in the Caribbean

Posted:

 The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized more than 1,700 pounds (770 kilograms) of marijuana and detained a Russian man aboard a boat south of the Dominican Republic.

   Officials said in a statement Friday that the drugs are worth an estimated $1.6 million.

   The Coast Guard said it discovered the drugs after detecting a suspicious 40-foot boat while on a routine patrol last Saturday. The boat was registered in Finland.

   No further details were available. A Coast Guard spokesman did not respond to a message asking for comment.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

    US Defense chief to visit China amid S. China Sea tensions

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-06-25 03:45:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, steps away after speaking with the media at the Pentagon. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation ...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, steps away after speaking with the media at the Pentagon. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of "intimidation ...
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting Beijing this week against the background of growing tensions over Taiwan, China's militarization of South China Sea and expanding overseas presence of the People's...More >>
    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting Beijing this week against the background of growing tensions over Taiwan, China's militarization of South China Sea and expanding overseas presence of the People's Liberation Army.More >>
  • Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-06-25 03:45:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty). Hessah al-Ajaji drivers her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their countr...
    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.More >>
    Saudi women steered their way through busy streets for the first time just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted.More >>
  • EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

    EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

    Sunday, June 24 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-06-25 03:45:22 GMT
    (Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP). In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, migrants on a rubber boat are being rescued by the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Ital...(Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline via AP). In this photo taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, migrants on a rubber boat are being rescued by the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast. Ital...
    The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migrant ahead of a full EU summit that starts next...More >>
    The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migrant ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday.More >>
Powered by Frankly