Coast Guard Intercepts Record-Breaking Amount of Cocaine

U.S. Coast guardsmen offload bales of cocaine and marijuana / AP

The level of cocaine intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard in 2015 rose by more than 50 percent due to an extreme increase in total cocaine flow into the United States, according to a new Department of Homeland Security report; the increase in cocaine smuggling has continued despite millions of dollars spent by the U.S. government to reduce the number of shipments flowing into the country.