Six tons of South American cocaine destined for the United States arrived Thursday, but not as originally intended.
The drugs were intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard and offloaded to authorities at Port Everglades.
The cargo came from an ocean away.
The Coast Guard’s Southeast District operates out of Miami, but some of its ships hunt for smugglers in the Eastern Pacific. Such was the case for the USCG Cutter James that rolled into Port Everglades with nearly $180 million of intercepted cocaine.