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Old 07-12-2019, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default Dramatic video shows Coast Guard leaping onto submarine carrying 17,000lbs of cocaine

Crew members can be seen jumping onto a moving narco-sub and busting open the hatch in the USCG video.



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The U.S. Coast Guard released video Thursday of service members leaping onto a submarine carrying 17,000 pounds of cocaine as part of a monthslong, $569 million cocaine bust.

A member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro can be seen in the video yelling at an unidentified aquatic vehicle to stop as it moved alongside the cutter at the surface of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Crew members then jump onto the top of the mostly submerged vessel as it's moving and bust open the hatch.

A person inside the vessel can be seen briefly just as the hatch opens at the end of the minutelong video.

About 17,000 pounds of cocaine were found inside along with five suspected smugglers, the U.S. Coast Guard told NBC News on Thursday. The estimated street value of the drugs is $232 million.

Self-propelled submersible vessels, often called “narco-subs,” are sometimes used by cartels and traffickers to smuggle drugs across borders.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...7-000-n1028986


I guess it's not a true submersible, apparently it cannot actually dive... If I were the CG I would have sank him!
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Wow! Make America great again by doubling the price of street drugs
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When that hatch opened I'd have been tempted to throw a couple of grenades inside.
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This particular version cannot dive - it's a "semi-submersible" with minimal exposure above the water line, but law enforcement has in the past seized true submarines in the jungles of Colombia and Ecuador.

The Coast Guard generally doesn't throw grenades or ram these guys since law enforcement prefers to encourage peaceful surrender rather than provoke a fight to the death - which is what would happen if the Coasties started giving no quarter. In return, the smugglers will try to run and dump their cargo when possible but give up quietly when finally cornered.

Wikipedia has an interesting, if somewhat dated article on the subject. The article has older images of other semi-submersibles with physical profiles that appear nearly identical to the one in the video, indicating that the narcotraficantes are happy with the profitability of using this design.


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I'd like to see the coast guard just sink the darn thing with some 30 mm rounds or depth charges.
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It may have been the cutter Munroe providing the platform. But I dont think those uniforms are worn by coasties might have been a detachment from some DOD branch of service. Then again, I retired 19 years ago things change.
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It may have been the cutter Munroe providing the platform. But I dont think those uniforms are worn by coasties might have been a detachment from some DOD branch of service. Then again, I retired 19 years ago things change.
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The Coast Guard adopted the Naval Working Uniform (NWU) in 2014, according to this directive, which includes reference photos of the NWU.


Hope this helps!
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