Coast Guard Rescue Sea Turtle Caught in Floating Cocaine Bales
Over the weekend, Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned to home port after a 68-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Pacific. The crew seized thousands of kilos of cocaine and even rescued a sea turtle.
Back in November, a small boat team was dispatched to investigate some floating debris. It turned out to be a bunch of cocaine bales bound together with a sea turtle caught up in the middle of them all.
The crew immediately went to work and removed the lines that were wrapped around the turtle's neck and setting it free.
The 1,800 pounds of cocaine were held together with 75 feet of line. The street value of it is approximately $50 million.
Read more at The Maritime Executive.