Military intercepted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine right outside the borders of the united states.
(U. S. Customs and Border Protection)
A U. S. Coast Guard cutter intercepted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel engaged in the smuggling of more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine, federal officials said Sunday.
According to the U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), on November 13, CBP and Marine Operations (AMO) arrested the crew during the operations in international waters, and of all three suspects will face charges in US
“The drug cartels are ruthless and very innovative,” National Air Security Operations Center – Corpus Christi Director Allen Durham said.
“The fight of self-propelled semi-submersible vessels requires expertise and the right plane. Air and Marine Operations will continue to beat the cartels at their own game, to protect our borders.”
The multi-day functioning of surveillance to intercept, according to the CBP, which involved a number of responses from partners including the U. S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy.
AMO operates maritime patrol aircraft from Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida, for the conduct of a long range aerial patrols and surveillance missions along the borders of the united states and in drug transit zones in Central and South America, according to CBP.