Intense video shows what happens when the US Coast Guard runs down a suspected drug smuggling sub
12 July, 2019, 18:22
Video shows U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro members intercept the submarine-type vessel.
A semi-submersible was navigating through the waters when a member of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro leaped onto the partially submerged vessel as it was moving and broke open the hatch.
Footage shows another boat approach the submersible with crew members on board shouting as they edge closer to it.
Drugsubmarines are not only increasing in number but also improving in their abilities to elude the USA led drug interception efforts. Once they had an idea of where the vessel was, the guard launched two small boats to creep up on the smugglers, and were eventually able to board without detection.
During at-sea interdictions in global waters, a suspect vessel is initially detected and monitored by allied, military or law enforcement personnel coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South based in Key West, Florida, and the interdictions including the boardings are led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard.