The US coast guard does a drug bust on a semi submarine. This vessel smuggling drugs cannot be picked up on radar.
This is why we will never be able to stop drugs from coming into this country. I hate to say this but a wall will not stop the drugs from coming into this country nor will it stop terrorists from coming into this country.
‘STOP THE BOAT!’ Dramatic video shows a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, the Munro, pursuing a speeding semi-submersible suspected drug-smuggling vessel in the middle of international waters.
Five individuals were on board the vessel, and the Coast Guard seized around 17,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $232 million, a spokesperson said. https://abcn.ws/2jB9WE0
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro crew members board a semi-submersible suspected of carrying drugs on June 18 while operating in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.U.S. Coast Guard
A high-speed chase involving a suspected narco-submarine out in the eastern Pacific Ocean offers a look into just how dangerous the U.S. Coast Guard’s operations to combat drug smuggling can be.
The dramatic, one-minute video was recorded by a member of the Coast Guard wearing a helmet camera on June 18. It was released on Thursday.
“Stop your boat!” a Coast Guard member’s voice can be heard repeatedly shouting in Spanish.
But the self-propelled, semi-submersible speeds ahead in the international waters of the Pacific. “That’s going to be hard to get on,” the man says.
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro gets closer to the vessel, and a person is able to climb aboard and pound on the vessel’s hatch. A suspected drug smuggler emerges, hands in the air.
That’s where the footage stops.
The craft was reportedly holding more than 17,000 pounds of cocaine, valued at about $232 million, according to The Washington Post.
Such vessels are built to evade detection while holding large amounts of illegal imports, the Coast Guard said in a description accompanying the video.