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Aircraft, Interagency Coordination Thwart Semi-Submersible

Jacksonville, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine’s surveillance aircraft were instrumental yesterday in interdicting a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel in the Eastern Pacific.

The CBP P-3 crew identified the semi-submersible off the coast of Colombia, and directed a U.S. Navy ship, helicopter and U.S. Coast Guard boarding team to intercept the vessel. Upon seeing that they were being pursued, the four-person crew of the semi-submersible boarded an inflatable raft and scuttled their vessel.

Based on the size of the semi-submersible, this interdiction is estimated at 5,000 metric tons of cocaine. Including this interdiction, CBP’s P-3 aircraft have contributed to the disruption of over 100,000 pounds of cocaine during the last year, with an estimated street value of more than $1 billion.

“Right now, drug trafficking organizations are using semi-submersibles to transport drugs to the U.S. for profit,” Stanton added, “but the ability of criminals to move payloads of this size also makes us more vulnerable to the movement of weapons of mass destruction and other threats of terrorism. We must continue to have a collaborative approach to supporting our partners in interdicting these dangerous vessels before they reach our borders.”

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  • Basco-22_max50

    BP348

    about 5 years ago

    114 Comments

    Samspade,

    That is exactly yhe same gripe I hear from just about every LEO who has to deal with ICE. It dosen't matter is it's ICE DRO or ICE OI. They will never come and pick up aliens from the locals.

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    crazy_florida_boy88

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    OMG, i think its funny how people try to bring drugs into the U.S.A...I heard some crazy things but this is the wildest i've ever seen it.....people do the dumbest crap ever!!!

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50

    WES

    about 5 years ago

    1592 Comments

    Go Get'em!

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    Punisher81

    about 5 years ago

    740 Comments

    CBP Kicks ass!! Go get them aliens...

  • Evgeni_nabokov_max50

    skascooter007

    about 5 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Dumb crook

  • Gbadge_max50

    DallasCo417

    about 5 years ago

    390 Comments

    ouch!! glad it didnt breed in the US

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    Bluesteellady

    about 5 years ago

    154 Comments

    CBP OBP outstanding job

  • Dsc00937_max50

    Bluesteellady

    about 5 years ago

    154 Comments

    That's baby.CBP go get them aliens...

  • Pug_max600_max50

    DALLASCRANE

    about 5 years ago

    19380 Comments

    A new way for every new day. The painted cocaine statute of Jesus was another dumb smuggling attempt.

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    dopefinder28

    about 5 years ago

    116 Comments

    I was once stationed in a border town and the border patrol have their work cut out for them.

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    tereesa

    about 5 years ago

    8 Comments

    TALK ABOUT IMPLANTS

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    sargecliff

    about 5 years ago

    26 Comments

    oh my oh my lol

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    Annie1982

    about 5 years ago

    64 Comments

    wow interesting stories from Border patrol

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    lisajackson

    about 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    con-grates
    mercy!

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    jack_wo1

    about 5 years ago

    52 Comments

    The fine of $300 for importation of a bird's head seems mighty small for such a potential threat to the US agriculture. Yet another law-abiding NEW citizen.

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