The US Coast Guard, earlier this month, intercepted a submarine transporting six tonnes of cocaine with a street value of more than $165 million in the Pacific Ocean.
The ‘narco sub’ was spotted by a reconnaissance airplane, with two small boats dispatched from the US Coast Guard’s Valiant to intercept the vessel.
“In a 24-hour period, the crew both crossed the equator and intercepted a drug-laden self-propelled semi-submersible vessel.
“Each in and of themselves is momentous events in any cutterman’s career. Taken together, however, it is truly remarkably unprecedented.