The Independent: US Coast Guard filmed raiding moving submarine filled with £185m of cocaine12 July 2019 | 12:40 | FOCUS News Agency
A crew member on board US Coastguard cutter Munro can be heard shouting “stop your boat now” in Spanish over the sound of the waves as he draws up beside the semi-submersible vessel, nicknamed a “narco-submarine”.
The coastguardsman can then be heard saying “that’s going to be hard to get on”, before he and another crew member, both dressed in green camouflage uniforms, leap on top of the self-propelled vessel in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The first man bangs his fist on the hatch of the hull before a man opens it and raises his hands in the area as commands are screamed at him.
Inside was 17,000lbs of cocaine worth about $232 million (£185m).
The drugs bust was just one of 14 similar raids by the US Coast Guard off the coasts of Mexico, Central America and South America between May and July this year.
In total, they have recovered more than 39,00lbs of cocaine and 933 lbs of cannabis worth an estimated $569m (£454m).
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