Drug smugglers are desperately throwing cocaine into the ocean during a high-speed hunt with the U.S. Coast Guard, which has confiscated over $ 350 million worth of transportation from a week-long operation
- A dramatic video shows the pursuit of a drug boat in the Pacific
- It shows the crew hurling cargo overboard while the Coast Guard is chasing them
- The coast guard catches up with the suspect's motorboat with weapons drawn
- Nine alleged smugglers surrender and 2,300 pounds of cocaine were confiscated
- According to the Coast Guard, cocaine totaling $ 350 million was seized from Mexico and Central and South America from late June to mid-July
This is the shocking moment when drug smugglers were desperately caught desperately trapping cocaine bags during a high-speed hunt with the U.S. Coast Guard, which they said had confiscated total transportation worth more than $ 350 million in a week-long operation poured the ocean.
Surveillance material shows a boat being chased while its crew members lift cargo overboard.
A US Coast Guard ship brought the cocaine seized by Pacific Ocean smugglers to San Diego on Friday.
The dramatic video released by U.S. Customs and Border Guard shows people throwing the drugs into the water while they are being filmed from above.
When the coastguard reaches the suspect's motorboat in an orange boat, they pull out their weapons before the nine smugglers surrender with their hands in the air.
The crew still managed to get around 2,300 pounds of cocaine – worth around $ 30 million – out of the ship.
A total of more than 26,000 pounds of the drug was removed from a U.S. Coast Guard ship on Friday after six weeks of operation in six separate missions.
The footage shows the pursuit of a boat as its crew members lift cargo overboard
The dramatic video released by U.S. Customs and Border Guard shows how the coast guard in an orange boat reaches the suspects' motorboat before the nine smugglers surrender
According to the Coast Guard, the estimated $ 350 million in cocaine was seized by ships and recovered from the ocean from Mexico and Central and South America from late June to mid-July.
"This was £ 26,000 of cocaine that will not make it to the main streets of the United States, and it also gives us the opportunity to ensure that we can continue to fight transnational criminal organizations that transport this cocaine every day deep in the Pacific." "said counter administrator Peter Gautier, the commander of the 11th Coast Guard District.
"Because we know that there is violence, instability, and despair every step of the way in a supply chain of illegal narcotics."
A Coast Guard member, Cutter Steadfast, uses a forklift to move a pallet of cocaine in San Diego after dumping more than $ 26,000 in cocaine worth $ 350 million
The crew members uncover a compartment in which several bales of cocaine are hidden under the floorboard of a ship as they patrol the international waters of the East Pacific
The Coast Guard has seized more than 230,000 pounds of cocaine this year and arrested more than 400 suspected smugglers in drug transit zones in the eastern Pacific.
It was the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast that unloaded the £ 26,000 confiscated cocaine in San Diego on Friday.
Cmdr. Dan Ursino, the commanding officer of the Standfest, said: “There are few closer relationships than those among the crew of a ship who are undertaking a dangerous, important mission.
& # 39; The Steadfast crew has worked as a remarkable, dedicated team with a strong common goal – protecting their nation from the deadly, destructive effects of illicit drugs. I am very proud of each and every one of them and I recommend them for their hard work and their commitment to prepare yourself and your ship for this important work.
"What makes their performance even more impressive is that almost a third of this crew had never sailed to Steadfast before leaving home on June 13 – a real testament to the emphasis we place on standards and training."