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President to travel to Florida to see results of drug seizure 'surge'

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway previews President Donald Trump's trip to Florida.
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway previews President Donald Trump's trip to Florida.(Gray DC)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 4:27 PM EDT
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President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit U.S Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Doral, Fla. on Friday.

SOUTHCOM is one of the 11 unified Combatant Commands of the Department of Defense and consists of 1,200 military and civilian personnel representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and several other federal agencies.

The president will be briefed on the increased efforts to stop the flow of drugs coming into the country through Florida.

a surge of military assets in the Caribbean Sea and East Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Drug Enforcement Agency are all involved in the surge.

"The president is really excited to make this trip to South Command to witness first-hand the tremendous fruits of Operation Surge," Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway told the Gray Television Washington News Bureau. "We continue to disrupt narcotics that are flowing from around the world and into our communities and into our kids’ bodies, sadly."

According to the administration, since the surge began, the military assets have seized more than 70,000 kilograms of cocaine and more than 13,500 lbs. of marijuana -- an estimated value of $1.77 billion.

Click the video above to watch our interview with Conway.

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