The US Coast Guard has been pulling some incredible moves lately, as part of their mission to track down and apprehend drug smugglers.
Luckily for us, they film them.
Earlier this month, they seized a narco-submarine in the most epic way possible.
Now we have footage of a high-speed boat chase that caused a frantic boat crew of smugglers to desperately dump what officials said were huge bags of cocaine into the sea.
The Huffington Post with more:
Despite loads going overboard, the Coast Guard managed to confiscate thousands of pounds of the drug in the July 18 nail-biter chase, officials announced.
Coast Guard crew members “apprehended the suspected smugglers and seized approximately 2,300 pounds of cocaine from the vessel,” the service said in a statement Friday.
Let’s see them in action:
Cue some hopeful local divers.
This isn’t the only drug bust that the Coast Guard has successfully pulled off in the last while.
That operation and a series of others in international waters off Mexico and Central and South America beginning in late June netted an astounding total of 26,000 pounds of cocaine valued at $350 million, according to officials. The cocaine was confiscated from six suspected drug-smuggling vessels — and plucked from the sea. The 13-ton haul was transported to San Diego and unloaded from the Coast Guard cutter Steadfast on Friday.
“This was 26,000 pounds of cocaine that will not make it to the main streets of the U.S.A.,” said Coast Guard district commander Rear Adm. Peter Gautier. “We know that with a supply chain of illegal narcotics, at every single step there’s violence, instability and despair.”
That’s a lot of cocaine.
It makes that attempt to smuggle drugs using a 20-tonne Caterpillar excavator look like amateur hour.
Just keep the videos coming, US Coast Guard.
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