The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday announced that it had seized a shipment of more than 900 kilograms (1,982 pounds) of cocaine valued at more than $26 million in the waters south of the Dominican Republic.

The incident occurred on June 23, when the Coast Guard intercepted a 10-meter (32.5-foot) boat traveling at high speed 144 kilometers (89 miles) south of Punta Beata.

The Coast Guard intercepted the suspicious vessel in international waters, boarded it and found that it was carrying a shipment of cocaine.

Since Oct. 1, 2011, the Coast Guard has seized a total of 34,000 kilos (37 tons) of cocaine at sea.

The seized cocaine shipment was unloaded by the Coast Guard in Port Canaveral, Florida. EFE