Video: interception of vessel with 7 tons of cocaine in the US
The batch market value is $232 million.
The US Coast Guard Twitter published a video of the interception of a ship carrying a consignment of cocaine weighing more than 7 tons, the market value of which is $232 million. RBC reports this.
The events took place on June 18 in the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean. The Munro coast guard boat pursued a drug ship, after which the crewmembers landed on the smugglers' ship.
Foxnews reports citing US Coast Guard spokesman John Masson that five intruders were discovered on the ship. He added that drug dealers use self-propelled semi-submersible vessels to smuggle goods on the high seas. He noted that the high speed that such vessels develop is dangeous.
In total, three USCG boats seized over 17 tons of cocaine and over 400 kg of marijuana worth $569 million from May to July 2019 in waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean.
.@VP is welcoming back the crew of CG Cutter Munro as they turn over 39K lbs of cocaine from drug seizures like this one from a semi-submersible off South America to federal agents. We will be live-streaming the offload on Facebook in a few hours. More: https://t.co/5eQRbQpxw5 pic.twitter.com/9bMRorDC4I— U.S. Coast Guard (@USCG) 11 июля 2019 г.