Turtle and Cocaine – level 3

03-01-2018 15:00

A US military plane spotted contraband off the West Coast to which someone on the plane called the US Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard found a sea turtle badly entangled with lines wrapped around its neck and fins and 26 bales of cocaine. The turtle’s ordeal could have lasted several days, so the crew quickly cut it free and then confiscated the massive 800-kilogram haul of drugs.

Difficult words: spot (see), contraband (things transported illegally), entangled (caught in), bale (pack), confiscate (take), haul (a quantity of something illegal).

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