Interception of vessel with 7 tons of cocaine in the US

Interception of vessel with 7 tons of cocaine in the US

According to a Coast Guard press release issued Thursday, the interdiction in the video was part of 14 separate suspected drug smuggling "interdictions and disruptions" off the coasts of Central America, South America, and Mexico by the Munro and two other cutter crews that occurred between between May and July.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew members aboard the cutter's 35-foot Long Range Interceptor small boat supervising the intentional sinking of suspected drug-smuggling boats May 17, 2019, following the seizure of cocaine from the boats during an at-sea interdiction while Munro's crew patrolled worldwide waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Members of the guard then jump on the submarine-like boat, eventually forcing the top open to reveal the smugglers inside.

The US Coast Guard sets drug-smuggling vessels alight. Once they had an idea of where the vessel was, the guard launched two small boats to creep up on the smugglers, and were eventually able to board without detection.

He said this particular semi-submersible - the vessel can not fully dive like a submarine - was sunk by the Coast Guard, with the alleged smugglers taken away to be prosecuted.

In the minute-long video, a member of the Coast Guard is heard yelling at a semi-submersible vessel tearing through the ocean - a half underwater and half exposed vessel - and demanding it stop. They say those areas are known drug transit zones.

Vice President Pence was in San Diego on Thursday as Coast Guard members unloaded the seized drugs.

The footage of the semi-submersible seizure has been seen more than 1.3million times since being posted by the Coast Guard yesterday. Coast Guard patrols may encounter a narco sub about once a year.

The officers then open the hatch door where they apprehend a suspected drug smuggler inside and tell him to get down on the floor.

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