MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Cutter James scheduled to offload approximately $1.06 billion in cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Guard Cutter James scheduled to offload approximately $1.06 billion in cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades

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MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter James crew is scheduled to offload approximately 54,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 15,800 pounds of marijuana, Thursday, worth approximately $1.06 billion.


  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard 
  • Capt. Todd Vance, commanding officer of USCGC James 
  • Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Assistant Secretary of State Todd D. Robinson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Hodge, Department of Justice
  • Director Adam Cohen, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
  • U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg, Middle District of Florida

WHAT: Offload 54,500 pounds of cocaine and 15,800 pounds of marijuana from multiple Eastern Pacific and Caribbean Sea interdictions.

WHEN:   Feb. 17, 2022, 10:20 a.m. Media should arrive at Port Everglades no later than 9 a.m. 

WHERE: Berth 22, Port Everglades, 1850 Eller Dr., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Media wanting to attend should RSVP no later than 8 a.m. with Coast Guard District Seven public affairs at 786-812-6230. Only credentialed media will be granted access to the event.

Media are expected to wear a mask when social distancing cannot be maintained during the event.

Security: Be prepared to show government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, and media credentials at the security checkpoint. Media must arrive no later than 9 a.m. for check-in. 

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