The U.S. Coast Guard tape-recorded on video a frenzied boat team frantically disposing what authorities stated were big bags of drug into the sea throughout a high-speed chase in the eastern Pacific previously this month.
Despite loads overdoing it, the Coast Guard handled to take countless pounds of the drug in the July 18 nail-biter chase, authorities revealed.
Coast Guard team members “ nabbed the thought smugglers and took roughly 2,300 pounds of drug from the vessel , ” the Coast Guard stated in a declaration Friday.
That operation and a series of others in worldwide waters off Mexico and Central and South America starting in late June netted an impressive overall of 26,000 pounds of drug valued at $350 million , according to authorities. The drug was taken from 6 thought drug-smuggling vessels — and plucked from the sea as drifting bales of drug. The 13-ton haul was transferred to San Diego and unloaded from the Coast Guard cutter Steadfast on Friday.
“ This was 26,000 pounds of drug that will not make it to the primary streets of the U.S.A., ” stated Coast Guard district leader Rear Adm. Peter Gautier. “ We understand that with a supply chain of prohibited narcotics, at each and every single action there’ s violence, instability and anguish.”
Earlier this month Coast Guard team members jumped on a submarine presumably loaded with drug in another effective James-Bond-like operation.
Check out the current experience of derring-do in the video up top.