Video shows Miami Coast Guard intercepting boat with $96M of coke

Video shows the moment the Coast Guard intercepted a stealth boat carrying 5,500 pounds of cocaine worth $94.6MILLION in Miami

  • Coast Guard members in Florida were captured on video intercepting a stealth boat carrying $94million of cocaine earlier this month
  • According to a press statement, the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew offloaded approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6m, in Miami
  • The low profile vessel was intercepted off the coast of Punta Gallinas, Colombia
  • Coastguardsmen discovered 87 bales of cocaine before destroying the vessel 
  • Three suspects were also taken into custody, according to the Coast Guard  

Coast Guard members in Florida were captured on video intercepting a stealth boat carrying $94million of cocaine earlier this month. 

According to a press statement, the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew offloaded approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6million, in Miami. 

The low profile vessel was intercepted off the coast of Punta Gallinas, Colombia, on April 9 after a maritime patrol flight spotted the boat. 

Coast Guard members in Florida were captured on video intercepting a stealth boat carrying $94million of cocaine earlier this month

Coastguardsmen discovered 87 bales of cocaine (pictured) before destroying the vessel ‘as a hazard to navigation’

The video from the incident showed members of the Coast Guard pulling up next to the vessel during the siege.  

Authorities said three suspects, who were not injured, were taken into custody. Once aboard the Coast Guard cutter, all suspects received food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.

Coastguardsmen discovered 87 bales of cocaine before destroying the vessel ‘as a hazard to navigation’. 

Images from the incident showed members of the Coast Guard carrying the bales of cocaine and stacking them on shore following the bust. 

‘This event is the perfect example of numerous key partners unifying our efforts to counter transnational criminal organizations who look to exploit the maritime environment,’ said Lt Cmdr Jason Neiman, Seventh District public affairs officer.

‘By strengthening partnerships, we counter threats together.’  

Images from the incident showed members of the Coast Guard carrying the bales of cocaine and stacking them on shore following the bust

Members of the Coast Guard are seen handing off the drugs as they bring it to shore 

The bust was a part of multi-agency operation to increase the disruption of drugs

The bust was a part of multi-agency operation to increase the disruption of drugs.  

It comes just a month after Coast Guard crews said they unloaded thousands of pounds of cocaine and cannabis off the coast of San Diego.

The estimated $126.7million worth of drugs were taken by authorities from 10 suspected drug smuggling vessels that were intercepted between January and February. 

Those drugs weighed approximately 7,500 pounds.

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