By Kevin Tripp, KABC
Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Matthew Kroll says the cutter Robert Ward is back in San Pedro after helping to seize 28-hundred pounds of uncut coke.
”28-hundred pounds is a significant amount of drugs for any Coast Guard cutter to bring in. So, you’re talking about 38 million dollars that we’re taking out of the pockets of the cartels.”
It was seized in waters off Central and South America. Kroll says the Coast Guard works with other nations to seize the drugs – and fight drug cartels.
”Those cartels are the people who are sewing the instability in that region. So, anytime we can disrupt their flow of drugs coming in, we’re not only protecting the United States, but we’re taking money directly out of their pockets.”