During a 68-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol, the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Southeast retrieved $53 million worth of cocaine and rescued a large sea turtle in the process.


The innocent creature became entangled in dozens of bales of drugs as the intrusive objects floated straight into the sea turtle’s natural habitat. The poor guy (or gal) struggled to break free before eventually being freed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

By the end of the patrol, the crew had seized a total of 14,861 pounds (6,755 kilograms) of cocaine, 14 pounds of marijuana and apprehended 24 suspected smugglers, and saved this precious sea turtle from detrimental entanglement in the process.

Damn it people, stop throwing your cocaine in the ocean!

Sea Turtle Saved From Bales Of Cocaine

During their 68-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol, the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Southeast Cutter Thetis rescued a large sea turtle entangled in $53 million worth of cocaine.By the end of their patrol, the crew had seized a total of 14,861 pounds (6,755 kilograms) of cocaine, 14 pounds of marijuana and apprehended 24 suspected smugglers. Read here to learn more about this patrol: goo.gl/1AhL7z

Posted by U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

 

H/T: MixMag | Video: U.S. Coast Guard Southeast