Early Jan 22, 2014, approximately a thousand miles from Miami, U.S. Coast Guard officers aboard a high tech aircraft pin-pointed a dot on the ocean surface, at high speed.
Simultaneously, a Coast Guard helicopter aboard a British Royal Fleet vessel in the area gave chase. After several warning shots, a vessel carrying several Coast Guard officers played catch-up with the go-fast boat and soon afterward boarded the boat.
Shortly afterwards, law enforcement officials at the U.S. Coast Guard Miami Beach station showcased their take which contained: 45 bricks of cocaine wrapped tightly in nylon burlap sacks reading “refined sugar” written in Spanish. The coke haul had a street value in excess of $37 million.