Coast Guard Cutter Dependable Drug Bust
Members from the Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Agency, Massachusetts State Police and other local and federal law-enforcement agencies offload more than 1,200 pounds of cocaine from the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable, Sept. 6, 2013. The Coast Guard seized the suspected contraband and detained two suspected smugglers during an at-sea interdiction, Sept. 2, 2013, approximately 500 miles east of Cape Cod. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $20 million. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.