General U.S. Coast Guard jumps onto submarine as part of US$569 million drug bust

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    Dramatic video has captured members of the U.S. Coast Guard jumping onto a submarine suspected of drug smuggling in order to intercept the vessel.

    The video from June 18, released on Thursday, shows multiple coast guard vessels chasing down the “narco-submarine” before a few of the officers jump onto the ship. Soon after, one of the officers begins repeatedly banging on a hatch before an unidentified person opens it.

    The coast guard said the interception is part of a US$569 million drug bust involving 14 vessels between May and June. In total, the crew confiscated 17,690 kilograms of cocaine and 423 kilograms of cannabis in the eastern Pacific Ocean.


    U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, who was in San Diego, Calif., for the drop off, said 55 alleged smugglers will be prosecuted.

    “Your courageous service is saving American lives,” Pence told the coast guard workers during his speech
     
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    Not to be a stickler for details or anything, but that was a semi-sub. it can't dive. They cruise on the surface with just the upper portion breaching so they are not easily detected by radar and the water splashing removes it's heat signature.
     
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    it is still better than anything the canadian navy owns
     
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    I haven't viewed any youtube specials on the Canadian navy, but I have viewed two on the semi-sub and as a result consider myself an expert on the subject.
     
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    we used to joke about the west edmonton mall having more submarines in their pool than the canadian navy had on the seas
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    they had 4 and the navy had 2 .both dry docked on the east coast
     
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    That's hilarious.

    I visited the west Edmonton mall and stayed in the Disney or fantasy hotel there in the late 80's or early 90's. I was blown away at that place. People to this day don't believe me when I tell them about the water park.
     
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    For those of you who don't know about the malo, this is a shot of the water park in it. Wave pool and everything. Pretty crazy, let alone this was built in the 80's.

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    I did the math on it when talking to my niece and nephews and the square footage of the entire mall worked out to over 120 acres. Pretty nuts.
     
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    I may have seen the same documentary.

    The ingueinitity of some of those semi-subs is crazy.
     
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    Let alone built in the middle of jungles.
     
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    The USCG does not fuck around. One time I was with some friends on a fishing boat and we were headed out of the inlet for a full day of fishing. We didn't know this but apparently one of the U.S. Navy's larger ships was coming in to port close to where we were.

    Anyway the USCG guys were on small inflatables like you see in the video, except they had a huge gun mounted on it that looked like it could wipe out every boat in the inlet. The Coast Guard guys started screaming at everyone, telling us to "get the fuck back because the inlet is closed and we can't leave for another hour.

    We couldn't have turned the boat around any faster than we did.
     
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    No you didnt
     
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    You forgot to mention the bungee jumping platform above where that picture what taken from.... or the amusement park & roller coaster in the mall. That shit is bonkers.
     
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    If I got into all the details of the mall, it would need to be its own thread. Place is nuts! When I was there I don't think there was a bungee jump, but 8m sure they've added tons of shit over the last 30 years.
     
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    the edmonton oilers used to practice at the mall too
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    I went from there to Banff. As a pretty young kid at the time, man was that shit a letdown.
     
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    banff is for rich chinese and german tourists
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    Yea but so what if two coke bros just popped out spraying? The swimmy bois didn’t even have there weapons ready
     
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    I think I'd enjoy Banff a lot more than the west edmonton mall these days. Beautiful scenery now that I look back at it. I couldn't appreciate that when I was younger.
     
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    Pretty sure all weapons on the boats were ready for that. Frog man would have gone down though.
     
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    Coast guard is basically the mall cop of the military, let's not get carried away ladies.
     
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    Idk about the pansies in Stralya whose sole job is paying human trafficking boats cash to turn around, but the United States Coast Guard is legit
     
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    I think I saw it too many years ago. Iranian family?
     
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    We don't even have a paid coast guard, just a volunteer one. Tells you everything you need to know about the US Coast Guard that the world's largest island country doesn't need one.

    We've got this thing called a navy, and it has just as much gay sex in it as the US navy. We just don't have an extra retard navy like the US.

    I guess if having carrier groups makes you a 'blue water navy' then the Coast Guard is the 'Kiddy Pool Navy'.
     
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    Wait so you have volunteers paying smugglers to turn boats full of Iranians and Afghans around from Christmas Island?

    Holy shit you guys really are anti-immigrant
     
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    Criminal island inhabitants trying to keep shitholers out.
     
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