NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Virginia-based Navy ship has recovered about $26 million worth of cocaine that was thrown overboard by suspected drug smugglers in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The Navy says the guided-missile frigate USS Carr recovered more than 700 pounds of cocaine on Oct. 11.
The Navy says a maritime patrol aircraft was sent to intercept a speed boat that was suspected of carrying the drugs. But during the pursuit the crew threw the drugs overboard and eventually escaped. The Carr then conducted a search to find the drugs.
The Carr is currently deployed in support of Operation Martillo, a multi-nation effort to target drug trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus.
This is the Carr's final deployment. It is scheduled for decommissioning in March.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
Suffolk police are looking for a man and a woman they say robbed a Kangaroo Express gas station on Wilroy Road Sunday afternoon.
The art of making jewelry is helping some Norfolk students learn independence and job skills.