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The Coast Guard seized 208 tons of cocaine last year and started this year with another narco sub bust
The amount of cocaine seized by the Coast Guard fell again during the 2019 fiscal year, but year ended with a major high-seas bust.
"Narco subs" have become increasingly popular with smugglers, as they can carry huge drug loads and are hard to detect.
The Coast Guard’s newest cutter busted 2,100 pounds of cocaine before it even got to home port for the first time
The Coast Guard has been hauling in record amounts of cocaine, and this was likely the first of many such busts for the cutter Midgett.
The Coast Guard is catching more drug-running subs, but most ‘very stealthy’ narco subs are probably going undetected
The US Coast Guard and foreign authorities are capturing more "narco subs" that can haul multiton drug cargos, but even with that increase, drug smugglers may still be coming out ahead.
Colombia’s cocaine production is at an all-time high, and the country’s navy keeps catching ‘narco subs’
The Colombian navy has more than tripled the number of "narco subs" it's caught this year, and with cocaine production thriving, they're likely to see more of the vessels plying the seas.
Traffickers have been plying the seas in "narco subs" for more than 20 years, and recent seizures suggest that method is as popular as ever.