Coast guard officers patrolling the Atlantic Ocean raked in nearly $55 million dollars in cocaine at Port Canaveral, Florida.

They made the 75-bale find as drug smugglers fled from pursuing officers.

The floating stash weighed more than 5,000 pounds.

Officers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa made the seizure after a Canadian Maritime Patrol Aircraft operating in the area alerted them.

The drug smugglers got away, but they left a very valuable find behind.

It’s good to see that 2.6 tons of cocaine will not hit the streets of America.

As the Coast Guard mourns the loss of an officer who died during an attack from marijuana smugglers, they are still continuing their fight to stop drug trafficking into America.