US Coast Guard Crew Boards Suspected Drug-Smuggling Submarine in Pacific

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. Credit: US Coast Guard Pacific Area via Storyful