Shocking moment drug smugglers desperately dump cocaine into the ocean during a chase with the US Coast Guard that seized a catch of more than $ 350 million
- Dramatic video shows the haunting of a boat with drugs in the Pacific Ocean
- It shows that the crew throws cargo overboard while they are being chased by the coast guard
- The coast guard catches the motor boat of the suspects with pulled guns
- Nine suspected smugglers surrender and 2,300 pounds of cocaine were seized
- A total of 26,000 pounds of the drug was taken from a coastguard ship on Friday
- The Coast Guard says that a total of $ 350 million in cocaine was seized outside of Mexico and Central and South America from the end of June to mid-July
This is the shocking moment when drug smugglers desperately dump bags of cocaine into the ocean during a chase with the US Coast Guard, who said they took a total catch of more than $ 350 million.
Surveillance images show the pursuit of a boat while the crew members throw cargo overboard.
A US coastguard ship seized the cocaine from Pacific smugglers to San Diego on Friday.
The dramatic video, released by US Customs and Border Protection, shows people throwing the drugs into the water while being filmed from above.
As the coast guard, seen in an orange boat, reaches the suspect's motor boat, they pull their guns pulled before the nine smugglers surrender with their hands in the air.
The crew still managed to grab around 2,300 pounds of cocaine from the vessel.
A total of more than 26,000 pounds of the drug was discharged on Friday after a weeklong operation in six separate missions of an American coastguard ship.
Footage shows the pursuit of a boat while its crew members throw cargo overboard
The dramatic video, published by US customs and border protection, shows that the coast guard, seen in an orange boat, reaches the suspect's motor boat before the nine smugglers surrender
The Coast Guard says the estimated value of $ 350 million in cocaine has been seized by ships and has been floating floating in the ocean from late June to mid-July for Mexico and Central and South America.
& # 39; This was 26,000 pounds of cocaine that will not reach the US main streets, and it also gives us the opportunity to ensure that we can continue to fight transnational criminal organizations that take this cocaine deep into the every day. Transporting the Pacific, & said Admiral Peter Gautier, the 11th commander of the Coast Guard District.
& # 39; Because we know that with a supply chain of illegal drugs there is violence, instability and despair at every step. & # 39;
A Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast member uses a forklift truck to move a cocaine pallet in San Diego after more than 26,000 pounds of $ 350 million cocaine was unloaded there
Crew members discover a compartment that hides several bales of cocaine under the bottom of a ship while patrolling the international waters of the Eastern Pacific
The Coast Guard has seized more than 230,000 kilos of cocaine and has detained more than 400 suspected smugglers in drug transit zones in the Eastern Pacific.
It was the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast who released the 26,000 pound seized cocaine in San Diego Friday.
Cmdr. Dan Ursino, the commander of the Steadfast, said: “There are few closer relationships than those between the crew of a ship performing 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 illegal drugs. I am very proud of each of them, and praise them for their hard work and dedication to keep themselves and their ships prepared for this vital work.
& # 39; Something that makes their performance even more impressive is that nearly 13% of this crew had never sailed on Steadfast before leaving home – a true testament to the emphasis we place on standards and training. & # 39 ;
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