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Intense video shows Coast Guard leap onto 'narco submarine' carrying cocaine

Intense video shows Coast Guard leap onto 'narco submarine' carrying cocaine

Dramatic footage from a U.S. Coast Guard raid shows two armed officers jumping onto a moving submarine full of drugs and alleged smugglers in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Footage shows another boat approach the submersible with crew members on board shouting as they edge closer to it.

When the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returned Thursday, they offloaded the cocaine during a visit to Naval Air Station North Island by Vice President Mike Pence.

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The Coast Guard says the drugs have an estimated street value of $569 million in operations over the last couple of months.

The U.S. government tries to keep illicit drugs from getting into the United States, and the crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Munro isn't playing around.

"It's moving pretty quickly and it's a high-speed evolution at sea which is inherently unsafe", Masson told Fox News, referencing the video.

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From May through July, the Coast Guard said that three of its cutters have seized more than 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana through 14 separate drug busts off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America.

Boarders have one to two minutes to assess if they are on a drug-laced vessel about to sink, Brickey said.

Dramatic footage has been released of a USA coast guard member pouncing onto a homemade submarine as it threatens to descend below the ocean's surface.

Even if the Coast Guard does manage to catch the vessel, they have to be quick.

Homemade submarines are commonly used to smuggle drugs out of Colombia.

Once the Coast Guard seized the drugs from these vessels, some were deemed unworthy of towing back to shore due to flooding in engine compartments and a lack of sufficient tow points.

Driving the cocaine-filled vessel were five suspected drug smugglers.