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Narco-Submarine Carrying 8 Tons Of Cocaine


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narco-submarine-carrying-8-tons-cocaineMises: Narco-Submarine Carrying 8 Tons Of Cocaine

AUGUST 7, 2015 Mark Thornton

A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Alameda stopped a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean last month — the largest bust of its kind in Coast Guard history.

 

On July 18, the crew apprehended four suspected smugglers and captured 275 bales of cocaine worth more than $181 million wholesale from the self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel, a low-riding vessel often used to smuggle massive quantities of narcotics across the ocean nearly undetected.

 

The local Coast Guard commander thinks that these interceptions "helps increase security and stability in the Western Hemisphere." Scissors-32x32.png


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