NARCO SUBMARINE: U.S. Coast Guard catches sub carrying 16000lbs of cocaine

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NARCO SUBMARINE: U.S. Coast Guard catches sub carrying 16000lbs of cocaine

A thrilling raid straight out of an action video game has unfolded in the Pacific Ocean when US Coast Guard intercepted a narco-sub and a group of commandos boarded the moving vessel to seize millions of dollars' worth of drugs. "The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and global partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations".

A spokesman for the US Coast Guard Pacific Area told the Washington Post that more than 17,000 pounds (7.7 tons) of cocaine was found on board the vessel in the June 18 operation, worth an estimated $US232 million ($332 million).

According to the Coast Guard, the vessel was seized by members of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro.

But on June 18, there was a positive hit on a narco-submarine hundreds of miles off the Colombian and Ecuadoran coast in waters patrolled by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro.

"Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime", the Coast Guard statement explains. He added that drug dealers use self-propelled semi-submersible vessels to smuggle goods on the high seas.

"They're pretty rare. For us to get one, it's a significant event", Lieutenant Commander Stephen Brickey said.

The drugs were seized in 14 operations since May in worldwide waters off Mexico and Central and South America.

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, who was in San Diego, Calif., for the drop off, said 55 alleged smugglers will be prosecuted.

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