• This Is What A Billion Dollars Worth Of Cocaine Looks Like

    San Diego got a rare shipment Monday: more than a billion dollars of cocaine.

    The U.S. Coast Guard conducted the single biggest offload of cocaine in history, unloading 66,000 pounds that the Coast Guard said is worth more than a billion dollars.

    A series of seizures from nearly two dozen drug smugglers landed the huge load, The Los Angeles Times reports.

    The Coast guard has seized $1.8 billion worth of cocaine off the Latin Coast of the Pacific Ocean this fiscal year– more than the last three years combined.

    Comprehending that amount of cocaine is staggering, so here are some pictures to help out.

    Armed crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keeps watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.  REUTERS/Mike Blake   - RTX1NTES
    Armed crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keeps watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.  All Photos from REUTERS/Mike Blake – RTX1NTES

    An armed crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keeps watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego

    An armed crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keeps watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.  REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTX1NTET
    An armed crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keeps watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTX1NTEQ
    Armed crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keep watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.  REUTERS/Mike Blake   - RTX1NTEP
    Armed crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keep watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.  REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTX1NTEO

    Armed crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keep watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.  REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTX1NTEO

    An armed crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keeps watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.   REUTERS/Mike Blake   - RTX1NTEN

    An armed crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keeps watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTX1NTEM

    An armed crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton keeps watch as more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale that was seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is unloaded upon arrival in San Diego, California August 10, 2015. Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, announced Coast Guard and partner agencies have seized more cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the last 10 months than in fiscal years 2012 through 2014 combined.    REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTX1NTEL

    Coast Guard Cutter Stratton crew members secure cocaine bales from a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America, in this U.S. Coast Guard picture taken July 19, 2015 and released August 5, 2015. The Coast Guard recovered more than 12,000 pounds (5,443 kgs) of cocaine worth an estimated $181 million wholesale from the 40-foot vessel, according to a Coast Guard news release.  Picture taken July 19, 2015.  REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone/Handout  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX1NC4R

    REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone/Handout

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