Published: Oct 22, 2013 11:50 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- The Coast Guard seized approximately $23 million worth of cocaine Tuesday, after they returned from a 40-day patrol.

The 700 kilograms of cocaine were seized in support of "Operation Caribbean Guard."

On Oct. 11, the Coast Guard received a report of a suspicious 35-foot vessel, south of the Dominican Republic. The Coast Guard crew then recovered 28 bales of cocaine from the boat.