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First transatlantic ‘narco sub’ carrying 3.5 tons of cocaine captured off Spain

PortandTerminal.com, November 27, 2019 On Tuesday, Spanish authorities refloated a sunken “narco-sub” smuggling vessel and extracted 3.5 tonnes of cocaine from its interior. PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN – On Sunday (November 24), authorities intercepted the first “narco-submarine” ever caught in European waters. Before the narco-sub approached the Port of Aldan in Spain an international law enforcement team from the UK, Portugal and …

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US Coast Guard seizes another semi-sub with six tons of cocaine

PortandTerminal.com, September 24, 2019 The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant has intercepted a drug-laden, 40-foot semi-submersible in the Eastern Pacific. It’s not the first one the USCG has caught recently. While on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Valiant’s crew interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) in international waters carrying about 12,000 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers. The haul is worth an …

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