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US Coast Guard seizes $500 million worth of cocaine

WASHINGTON: US authorities seized about 18.5 tons of cocaine with a street value of $500 million (389.50 million pounds) in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday. The cocaine was taken off the Coast Guard cutter James in the Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday after it was confiscated from 15 drug smuggling vessels in the international waters, the Coast Guard said. Multiple U.S. Coast Guard cutters helped seize the drugs of Mexico, Central and South America, it said. Some 49…

Search for star Chinese sailor lost in mid-Pacific suspended

BEIJING, CHINA: The US Coast Guard suspended its Pacific Ocean search for star Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, it said, after rescuers boarded his drifting yacht and confirmed he was not there but found his lifejacket. What happened to Guo remained unclear. Guo "was a professional mariner with a deep passion for sailing", the Coast Guard's Captain Robert Hendrickson said in a statement on Thursday Chinese time. "Our deepest condolences go out not only to his family and friends but also to his racing team and the sailing…