Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Video:Alameda California Coast guard intercepts "Drug Sub" with 13k pounds of cocaine

Lucio R. Borderland Beat from US Coast Guard Twitter



Seizing over six tons of cocaine bound for USA

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guardsmen seized more than 12,800 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semisubmersible, or SPSS, about 300 miles southwest of Panama March 3.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf from Alameda, California, was notified by a Customs and Border Patrol aircraft, about the SPSS off the two interceptor boats to stop the suspected drug smuggling vessel, which was laden with more than $203 million worth of cocaine.

“Transnational organized crime groups continue to adjust their tactics to avoid detection indicated by a recent rise in the use of SPSS vessels,” said Vice Adm. Charles Ray, commander, Pacific Area. “Despite these efforts, we will continue to execute an offensive strategy that targets, attacks and disrupts these dangerous criminal networks.”

Since June 2015, the Coast Guard has interdicted five SPSS vessels. These vessels are constructed for illicit trafficking with a mostly submerged hull; a cockpit and exhaust pipe are visible just above water. These vessels are extremely difficult to detect and interdict because of their low-profile.  

This is the second SPSS interdiction by the Coast Guard in Fiscal Year 2016, which runs from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland interdicted an SPSS approximately 280-miles southwest of the Mexican-Guatemalan border in January 2016. The suspects in that case scuttled the smuggling vessel as Coast Guardsmen arrived at the scene but were safely apprehended.

“SPSS interdictions are inherently dangerous, yet we persevere to disrupt the funding sources of illicit organizations causing violence and instability in Central America,” said Capt. Laura Collins, commanding officer of the Cutter Bertholf. “Our boarding teams are trained to constantly assess and prioritize the safety of our personnel and the SPSS crew during the case.”

Coast Guardsmen from Bertholf entered the SPSS numerous times to retrieve contraband and evidence. Boarding officers from Bertholf also discovered a loaded gun in the cockpit of the SPSS.

Both Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016 have been marked by multiple SPSS interdictions for the first time since Fiscal Year 2012. These multiple SPSS interdictions and other cases contributed to the Coast Guard removing more than 319,000 pounds of cocaine in Fiscal Year 2015. The Coast Guard has already removed more than 201,000 pounds in Fiscal Year 2016.

17 comments:

  1. Chapo falls again, hes getting hit left and right

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  2. Only reason they got caught was cuz they came up for air. Lol

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  3. I bet my nalgas all these 500 000 lb seized 2015 to 2016 are just the devil's tax, the US Navy and the Coast Guard can use the money.
    el sol perdido

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    1. @6:36 If you're going to imitate me at the very least be precise about it. I'm flattered to be on your mind buttercup. - El Sol Perdido

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  4. Just proves drug war is a fucking failure. imagine how many of these things get in on the regular. what a joke. wow. you got ONE shipment. whoopty freakin' do.

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    1. Agree. However, going by water will be crowded for awhile

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  5. That's 4 new be-headings after deportation.

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  6. This is totally fake, another hoax to keep the general public believing in the "war on drugs" and that it's actually working. Like chapos capture, a total hoax.

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  7. CJNG anda al 100%

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    1. Cjng are only big meth dealers never heard of them moving a lot of cocaine or heroin ever they might move a few kilos here and there but they don't get tons of coke or heroin

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  8. Need the Irainians and Chinese and Thai authorities to handle the drug war.
    Wouldn't the scum squeal then!

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    1. 11:32 the chinese, Iranian and Thai only take care of their competitors, the afghanistan were really taking care of drug production and trafficking a tablazos en las nalgas, then the US came to save the "situation" and to restore "Democracy and Christian Values" one new poppy field at a time, until it got to 1000% renewal of faith and poppy fields...

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  9. panama or colombia?

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  10. The texas coast guard caught a load of 5.5 tons no mention of that tho.and the smugglers sank the load so whoever is willing to dive 1000s of feet will hit the payload i know im getting my scuba gear ready shit for real.thats a 1 in a million better than hitting the jackpot.soon ill be the next el chapo.but my nickname is going to be el shorty tejano.

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    1. Maybe because it didnt sink and distributing it all over texas and other states the gov is sneaker than a hood bitch

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    2. 5:31 why are they going to say anything, the load is all asked and paid for...

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