38 Metric Tons

— An estimate of how much additional cocaine will flow into the U.S. through October because of sequester-mandated cuts to aircraft and ships dedicated to hunting down drug smugglers. Last year, U.S. authorities seized 36 tons of cocaine on American soil. “Just the sequester cuts themselves is more than all the cocaine taken by all the law-enforcement agencies within our borders last year,” Coast Guard Rear Admiral Charles Michel, one of the nation's top cocaine cops, said Wednesday.
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