Watch: U.S. Coast Guard Crew Chases Down Narco Sub in the Pacific

https://youtu.be/OPIl0d-4nAc Check out this amazing video showing crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) board a self-propelled semi-submersible suspected of smuggling drugs. According to the Coast Guard, the incident took place June 18, 2019 while operating in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard notes that … [Read more...]

Cocaine Entering Europe in Shipping Containers Presents ‘Major Challenge’ as Seizures Hit Record

By Axel Bugge LISBON, June 6 (Reuters) - The amount of cocaine seized by authorities in Europe doubled in 2017 to reach a record 140 tonnes in a strong indication of soaring mass supply of the drug coming from Latin America, the Lisbon-based EU drugs agency said on Thursday. Cocaine has made a dramatic comeback in Europe since the financial crisis when its high price dented … [Read more...]

Montenegro Seizes Drugs on Navy Training Ship

PODGORICA, April 19 (Reuters) - Montenegrin military police have seized around 50 kilograms of drugs on board a naval training ship, hours before it was scheduled to take students on a training cruise, the defence ministry and local media said on Friday. In a pre-dawn raid prompted by a tip-off, the military police found "tens of kilograms of matter that appears to be a … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads Seized Cocaine Worth $360 Million Wholesale

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Miami, Florida on Friday worth an estimated $360 million wholesale, the Coast Guard said. The drugs were seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America. The drugs are the result 12 separate vessel interdictions by the … [Read more...]

Hashish On the Ocean Floor

Disclaimer: The below sea story is a retelling of an operation from back in the 1980's.   CW4 Michael W. Carr - “Ok, everyone gather around, we have a new job, you are going to love this one,” said the Dive Team leader. They gathered in the middle of their large warehouse adjacent to the runway at US Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City NC. Surrounding them were … [Read more...]