Brave US coast guards leap onto moving narco-submarine filled with £185M of cocaine in incredible vid

INCREDIBLE footage shows US coast guards leaping onto a moving narco-submarine filled with cocaine worth £185million. Three brave guardsmen jumped ont

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INCREDIBLE footage shows US coast guards leaping onto a moving narco-submarine filled with cocaine worth £185million.

Three brave guardsmen jumped onto the 40ft sub before one pounded on the hatch with his fist as it sped through deep Pacific waters.

Three brave guardsmen jumped onto the moving narco-sub
Three brave US coast guardsmen jumped onto the moving narco-sub
One of the brave men pounded on the hatch while balancing on the speeding sub
One of the brave men pounded on the hatch while balancing on the speeding sub

A suspected drug trafficker is filmed emerging from the semi-submersible with his hands in the air after being intercepted off the coast of Colombia and Ecuador.

Crew members from the US Coast Guard Cutter Munro had chased the suspected drug smuggling vessel through international waters on June 18.

As they ran down the sub, helmet cam footage shows one guardsman screaming in Spanish: “Stop your boat! Now!”

“That’s going to be hard to get on,” he added.

Crew members from the US Coast Guard Cutter Munro had chased the suspected drug smuggling vessel through international waters on June 18
Crew members from the US Coast Guard Cutter Munro had chased the suspected drug smuggling vessel through international waters on June 18
Helmet cam footage shows one guardsman jumping onto the sub and keeping his balance
Helmet cam footage shows one guardsman jumping onto the sub and keeping his balance

Despite the danger, the guardsmen leapt onto the moving sub as waves crashed over the hull
U.S. Coast Guard

Despite the danger, the guardsmen leapt onto the moving sub as waves crashed over the hull[/caption]

A suspected drug trafficker is filmed emerging from the semi-submersible with his hands in the air
A suspected drug trafficker is filmed emerging from the semi-submersible with his hands in the air

Despite the danger, the guardsmen leapt onto the moving sub as waves crashed over the hull.

After the suspected trafficker surrendered, guardsmen found more than 17,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $232 million (£185million) on board.

Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Brickey, a spokesman for U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, told The Washington Post: “They’re like the White Whale.

“They’re pretty rare. For us to get one, it’s a significant event.”

The subs are favoured over speed boats because they are near-impossible for radar, sonar and infrared systems to spot.

The first incognito vessel was detected in 1993. It was built from wood and fiberglass, but could not fully submerge and only travelled at 10 miles per hour.

With billions of dollars in annual revenue at stake, Colombian gangs have since devised specialist machines to smuggle cocaine, heroin, cannabis and methamphetamine to American buyers.

The alleged smugglers from the June 18 interception were taken for prosecution by the DEA.

After they were arrested, the semi-submersible was sunk by the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard Cutter Munro has seized 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana worth a combined estimated $569 million (£454million) in the past three months.

This haul is from 14 separate suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions and disruptions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America between May and July 2019.

Coast Guard crew members inspect a self-propelled semi-submersible on June 19
U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard crew members inspect a self-propelled semi-submersible on June 19[/caption]

The U.S. Coast Guard supervises the intentional sinking of suspected drug-smuggling boats on May 17
U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard supervises the intentional sinking of suspected drug-smuggling boats on May 17[/caption]

Navy sailors ride atop a 10-metre submarine packed with 5.8 tons of cocaine, as it’s towed into the port of Salina Cruz, Mexico, in July 2008
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A police officer walks through a submarine that was discovered under construction in Facatativa, a rural town just outside of Bogota,  in September 2000
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Colombian Navy personnel escort a semi-submarine at the Atrato River in Turbo province, near Medellin in June 2009
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