US Coast Guard loses 4,000 pounds of cocaine in successful raid on drug smuggling sub
The US Coastguard has managed to lose 4,000 pounds of cocaine after making the biggest bust of its kind off California’s shores. A successful raid on a self-made submarine used to smuggle drugs last month ended with part of the cargo sinking into the abyss.
After seizing a “self-propelled semi-submersible vessel”with 16,000 pounds of cocaine on board, the authorities loaded some 12,000 pounds off it to take it to shore. The rest of the illegal cargo sunk, authorities claimed, as the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton from Alameda was towing the sub to shore.
“After removing 12,000 pounds of the narcotics aboard, the crew of Stratton attempted to tow the vessel to shore as evidence,”the Coast Guard said in a press release. “However, the semi-submersible began taking on water and sank.”