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Coast Guard Self-Propelled Vessel Intercepted Smuggling 3,800 Pounds of Cocaine

Dec 16, 2017
by Frank Miles
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter recently intercepted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel engaged in smuggling more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine, according to federal officials.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), CBP and Marine Operations (AMO) arrested the crew during operations in international waters, and all three suspects will face charges in the U.S.

"The drug cartels are relentless and extremely innovative," National Air Security Operations Center -- Corpus Christi Director Allen Durham said.

"Interdicting self-propelled semi-submersible vessels requires expertise and the right aircraft. Air and Marine Operations will continue to beat the cartels at their own game to protect our borders."

The multi-day operation from surveillance to interception, according to CBP, involved several interagency partners including the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy.

AMO operates maritime patrol aircraft from Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida, to conduct long-range aerial patrols and surveillance missions along the U.S. borders and in drug transit zones in Central and South America, according to CBP.

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Photo caption: Coast Guard Seaman David Brink mans the binoculars as the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa prepares to anchor near the Panama Canal, Colón, Panama. (Coast Guard photo/Lisa Ferdinando)


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