This is what $110 million worth of cocaine looks like, as displayed by the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami.
Authorities seized 3,300 kilos of cocaine from southwestern Caribbean waters over the past month, and they unloaded the drugs Tuesday, allowing the press to take pictures and video.
That many kilos is equal to about 7,275 pounds.
Coast Guard members wore protective gloves and masks on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare, which carried 127 bales of the cocaine — with a street value of about $350 million. The drugs are worth about $110 million wholesale. Street value is usually about three times the wholesale value.
The 80-pound bricks were seized in two separate cases in Southwestern Caribbean waters. They were handed over to federal agents and will be destroyed.
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