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$1B in seized drugs to offload at Mayport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In one week, about $1 billion worth of seized cocaine and marijuana will offload at Mayport.

Crews aboard the USS Nicholas seized the drugs on their way to the U.S. as part of a counter-drug and organized crime operation called Operation Martillo.

The helicopter crew that assisted in the seizures is from Jacksonville.

The patrol planes that detected the drug runners are also based in Jacksonville at Cecil Field.