U.S. ships snag two boats and 1,007 kilos of cocaine

U.S. warships have snagged two boats loaded with cocaine, security officials said.

The “USS Gary,” a Navy vessel, detained a Costa Rican boat named the “Anzuelo” 150 miles north of Ecuador and confiscated 506 kilos of cocaine. The occupants of the boat were two Mexicans and a Costa Rican.

Also in the Pacific, the ” USCG Midgett,” a U.S. Coast Guard craft, detained a boat called the “Capitán Allan” Monday afternoon and encountered three Costa Ricans, a Colombian and 501 kilos of cocaine.

Under a continuing agreement with Costa Rica, the crews of the Costa Rican boat will be sent here for trial as well as a sample of the confiscated drugs.

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