Nearly 160,000 pounds of drugs seized by US Coast Guard this year

Coast Guards package drugs and ship them off a boat in San Diego on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (KABC)

The U.S. Coast Guard has seized nearly 160,000 pounds of illegal drugs in the Pacific this year.

The amount seized is more than the last three years combined, and 50,000 of the drugs were taken in between late July and early November.

A video showed authorities unloading the drugs off a ship at a port in San Diego Thursday. The Coast Guard attributes part of its success with raids on a greater presence after the agency's operating budget was restored.
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