Congressman Valadao Joins Coast Guard to Offload $721 million Worth of Cocaine in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Congressman David G. Valadao joined the U.S. Coast Guard as the agency turned over more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $721 million in San Diego.SAN DIEGO - This morning, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA0-21) joined the U.S. Coast Guard as the agency turned over more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $721 million in San Diego.
The narcotics, which were seized in twenty-three separate interdictions in the eastern Pacific Ocean by United States and Canadian forces, will be turned over to federal agents for investigation, prosecution and, destruction by federal agents.
At the offload site, U.S. and Canadian officials highlighted the importance of international cooperation in combating the threat posed by organized crime groups.
Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.