The U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane was involved last month in a drug-prohibition of operation in the Pacific Ocean, which resulted in the seizure of 5,000 kilos of cocaine, with a total value of $69 million.
(U.s. Coast Guard)
A U. s. Coast Guard cutter has seized an apparent us sub that is more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine with a value of up to approximately $69 million, while a prohibition action in the south Pacific.
The semi-submersible vessel is carrying 2 1/2 tons of cocaine at the time of the Sept. 23 seizure of property by the coast guard, law enforcement personnel, on board the Harriet Lane.
THE COAST GUARD INTERCEPTED A SUBMARINE-SHIP $165M OF COCAINE
“The Boarding teams are a tool used in the interceptor boats will have stopped, and the suspicion of a smuggling vessel just before midnight,” the coast guard said in a news release on Thursday.
“The boarding teams took over the control of the ship, and before the four suspected smugglers aboard was sinking in the ship with the help installed on every valve.”
The exact location of the bust was not revealed.
“I’m really proud of our team and the precision and professionalism with which they performed this interdiction,” said Cmdr. Dorothy Hernaez, the Commander of the Harriet Lane, in a statement. . “It was an all hands on deck effort to get the right position of the cutter, and it is safe to make the batter.”
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The Harriet Lane is a 270-meter medium-endurance cutter commissioned in 1984 and operates out of Portsmouth, va.