Coast Guard makes dramatic drug seizure, raiding submarine


CORONADO, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard members boarded a semi-submarine racing by the waves, one in every of 14 operations seizing cocaine and marijuana since Could in worldwide waters off Mexico and Central and South America.

The company launched dramatic video of the encounter with smugglers on Thursday.

It exhibits a Coast Guard vessel pulling alongside the submarine as somebody yells orders in Spanish for it to cease. The submarine continues to maneuver as Coast Guard members then get shut sufficient to board it as one repeatedly kilos on the hatch earlier than it opens and other people on board seem with their fingers raised as they give up.

The Coast Guard says cocaine and marijuana with an estimated avenue worth of $569 million was seized in the course of the operations previously two months.

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Vice President Mike Pence walks past bales of seized cocaine during a visit to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Coronado, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Vice President Mike Pence walks previous bales of seized cocaine throughout a go to to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Coronado, Calif. (AP Picture/Denis Poroy)

CORONADO, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard members boarded a semi-submarine racing by the waves, one in every of 14 operations seizing cocaine and marijuana since Could in worldwide waters off Mexico and Central and South America.

The company launched dramatic video of the encounter with smugglers on Thursday.

It exhibits a Coast Guard vessel pulling alongside the submarine as somebody yells orders in Spanish for it to cease. The submarine continues to maneuver as Coast Guard members then get shut sufficient to board it as one repeatedly kilos on the hatch earlier than it opens and other people on board seem with their fingers raised as they give up.

The Coast Guard says cocaine and marijuana with an estimated avenue worth of $569 million was seized in the course of the operations previously two months.

Vice-President Mike Pence was available Thursday as 39,000 kilos (17,690 kilograms) of cocaine and 933 kilos (423 kilograms) of marijuana have been taken off the cutter Munro at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado.

Fifty-five smuggling suspects have been taken into custody.

Pictures additionally have been launched of the Coast Guard sinking drug boats.