to connectVideoCoast Guard intercepted a submarine vessel, $165 million of cocaine
The coast guard intercepted a “narco sub” is the carrying 12,000 kilograms of cocaine. The street value of the drugs would have been in excess of $165 million.
The U.s. Coast Guard seized a huge cache of cocaine on a Wednesday, and the off-load of nearly 7,000 pounds at a value of $ 92 million, located in San Diego, officials said.
The drugs had been confiscated in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, collected from four suspected drug smuggling vessels off the coast of Mexico, Central America, and South America, as of the end of July and beginning of October, officials said.
The Coast Guard Cutter Alert is brought to you in two of the cases, a total of 4,000 kg of cocaine, while the cutter, Robert Ward, is caught in a 1,500-pound case. The cutter Seneca is advanced in a case with a weight of 1400 kg.
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“I’m very, very proud of this team for doing their part to get these dangerous drugs off the streets,” a Coast Guard Cutter Alert, Cmdr. Tyson Scofield said. “In the Eastern part of the Pacific Ocean, it is a very challenging area, especially on a ship that is in its 50th year of service.”
He added: “This team is out to disrupt the illegal trade in drugs that fuels the instability in Central america, and South America. The counterdrug mission, it is important now as it has ever been, and the brave men and women return home, after a 69 day patrol, and to know that they have made a difference.”
THE COAST GUARD INTERCEPTED A SUBMARINE VESSEL, $165 MILLION OF COCAINE
The milling on the Alert, by Robert Ward and the Seneca are homeported in Astoria, Oregon; San Pedro, Calif.; and in Boston, respectively.
In September, of the cutter Seneca crew will unload more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami in August, and the cutter Midgett in the seizure of more than 6,700 pounds worth, in two separate busts, within five days of each other.
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