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Posted: 4:50 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012
By Gene Wexler
Jacksonville, FL. —
Four to five tons of cocaine are coming through Mayport on Tuesday, as well as some marijuana.
"I mean this is a lot of money that we're taking out of their hands," said Lt. Commander Corey Barker, spokesman for Naval Forces Southern Command.
The wholesale value of the cocaine is $93 million dollars.
"The street value is three to four times that," Barker said, which puts the street value over $250 million.
Barker says since the operation has started in January, they're close to preventing a billion dollars of drugs from reaching the streets of the U.S.
The drugs are stopped down close to Colombia and Panama.
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