Over $1bn of cocaine and marijuana unloaded in Florida after being seized off South America coast

Drugs worth more than $1bn (£730m), which were seized during US operations off the coast of South America, have been unloaded on to land.

Over 30 tons of cocaine and marijuana were brought back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by the coastguard cutter ship James following a months-long deployment.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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