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US Coast Guard crew boards suspected drug-smuggling submarine in Pacific

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US Coast Guard crew boards suspected drug-smuggling submarine in Pacific (US Coast Guard Pacific Area via Storyful){ }

EASTERN PACIFIC COAST (STORYFUL) -- The US Coast Guard cutter Munro intercepted several suspected drug-smuggling vessels, including a semi-submersible vessel, also known as a narco-submarine, and two boats in the eastern Pacific Ocean over the course of June 2019, the coast guard said.

The coast guard said the interceptions were made in international waters.

A dramatic video from June 18 shows coast guard vessels closing in on a moving narco-submarine before crew members step onto its roof. They then bang on the hatch and an unidentified occupant opens it.

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