US Coast Guard intercepts narco-submarine smuggling $69M worth of cocaine

Pacific Ocean (WPVI) -- A narco-submarine smuggling 5,000 pounds of cocaine was intercepted in the eastern Pacific Ocean in October, the US Coast Guard said.

The US Coast Guard cutter Harriet Lane intercepted the vessel shortly before midnight on October 22 and boarding teams took control of it before four suspected smugglers aboard could sink the semi-submersible using scuttling valves, the US Coast Guard said.

The cocaine on board was valued at approximately $69 million.

This video, released on November 15, shows a Coast Guard crew recovering the drugs from the vessel the day after it was intercepted.

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